Introduction to Big Data Lesson 3

Lecture 3


  • What is Volume in Big data?


  • Volume

Volume refers to a data that is too big to work on a regular computer, As we can see a huge growth in the data storage as the data is now more than text data (as it used to be on the World wide web aka web 1.0). We can find data in the format of videos, music and large images (which are taken from our smartphones and most of the new smartphones got high megapixel cameras) on our social media channels. It is very common to have Terabytes and Petabytes of the storage system for the tech companies (Google – Amazon – Microsoft). As the database grows the applications and architecture built to support the data needs to be reevaluated quite often. One the main reasons of a having a big volume are that the data are being generated not only by humans but also by machines too.The big volume indeed represents Big Data.






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