Big Data and Further Analysis

  • Moses Eterigho EmetereEmail author
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 54)


‘Big Data’ is a relative term used to describe a tremendously large data. The large data is inclusive of audio, video, unstructured text, social media information, and so much more. Its concept has gained wide publicity or attention in many disciplines. Interestingly, ‘Big data’ means different things to various disciplines. For example, in atmospheric study, ‘big data’ means volume of data as large as one terabytes and above. Meanwhile in particle physics, ‘big data’ is in petabytes and above. For communication outfit, ‘big data’ may mean zettabytes. Hence, there is the need for disciplinary and multi-disciplinary outfit or research institutes to embrace ‘big data’ technologies such as in-memory technologies, sensory (Internet of Things) equipment, Cloud Data Storage, magnetic storage, Big Data databases (e.g. MongoDB) etc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCovenant UniversityOtaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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