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The future of big data and analytics.
  • Ahmed Banafa, San Jose State University
The simplest definition of big data is large and complex unstructured data (images posted on Facebook, email, text messages, GPS signals from mobile phones, tweets, and other social media updates, etc.) that cannot be processed by traditional database tools. To give you an example of the volume of such data, Walmart collects over 2.5 petabytes (10bytes) of data every hour from customers’ transactions.

Publication Date
April 7, 2014
Citation Information
Ahmed Banafa. "The future of big data and analytics." (2014)
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