If you are reading this blog then you are probably already familiar with the concept of Big Data. Are you also aware of Gartner’s classic definition of Big Data? According to this still widely adhered to definition, Big Data can be characterized by the following ‘3 Vs’:
Volume, Velocity and Variety
In a nutshell, these ‘3 Vs’ refer to the overwhelming amounts and types of data we now have at our disposal and the increasing speed at which this data can be processed.