An Introduction to Big Data

John Panneerselvam, Lu Liu, Richard Hill

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Data generation has increased drastically over the past few years, leading enterprises dealing with data management to swim in an enormous pool of data. Data management has also grown in importance because extracting the significant value out of a huge pile of raw data is of prime important for enterprises to make business decisions. The governance and management of an organization's data involve orchestrating both people and technology in such a way that the data become a valuable asset for both enterprises and society. With the drastic volume of data being generated every day and the growing importance of data management, understanding of Big Data is a fundamental requirement for those who wish to gain new insight into future challenges. This chapter introduces the concept of Big Data and gives an overview of the types, nature, advantages, and applications of Big Data in today's technological domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplication of Big Data for National Security
Subtitle of host publicationA Practitioner's Guide to Emerging Technologies
EditorsBabak Akhgar, Gregory B. Saathoff, Hamid R. Arabnia, Richard Hill, Andrew Staniforth, Petra Saskia Beyerl
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128019733
ISBN (Print)9780128019672
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


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