The Three V's that Characterize Big Data

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Ed Dumbill writes that Big Data as a term can be rather nebulous until you start to characterize an instance of it using the “three Vs.”

To clarify matters, the three Vs of volume, velocity and variety are commonly used to characterize different aspects of big data. They’re a helpful lens through which to view and understand the nature of the data and the software platforms available to exploit them. Most probably you will contend with each of the Vs to one degree or another.

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  1. Don’t forget the need for the 4th V, Veracity-how does one manage and control the lineage and integrity of Big Data? One way is Diginome’s DataDNA service.