Big Data, a recently launched journal, explains how we can define and make sense of "big data."
The term “big data” has emerged as a popular way to describe the increasing volume of information available about companies, consumers and other subjects. But how can we define and make sense of big data?
According to IBM, big data spans four dimensions: volume, velocity, variety and veracity. “Big data is more than simply a matter of size; it is an opportunity to find insights in new and emerging types of data and content, to make your business more agile, and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond your reach,”