What is Big Data? It is a term used for "so large and/or complex data" that traditional methods to deal with data are not sufficient anymore. In 2001, Doug Laney defined the 3V model for analyzing Big Data. This 3V stands for volume, velocity and variety, the first set of characteristics defined for Big Data.
Later, the 3V has been expanded to other complementary characteristics of Big Data, so nowadays we focus on:
According to Wikipedia, there are situations when a 6C system may be used:
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