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Hybrid Cloud For Dummies by Dan Kirsch, Fern Halper, Marcia Kaufman, Judith Hurwitz

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Managing Big Data in the Cloud

Perhaps you’ve heard of the term big data? It’s getting a lot of attention recently because of the ongoing need to process increasing amounts of data. The key fact about big data is that it exists at the tipping point of the workarounds that organizations have historically put in place to manage large volumes of complex data. Big data technologies allow people to actually analyze and utilize this data in an effective way.

Big data characteristics

Big data generally has three characteristics:

check.png Volume: Big data is big in volume, and although the word big is relative here, currently we’re talking ...

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