The Wondrous World of Data:

October, 2015


October 12, 2015  5:27 PM

Big Data Myth 4: Big Data is Unstructured Data

Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans Profile: Rick van der Lans
Big Data, Unstructured data

Not so long ago I attended a session in which the speaker was very clear on what big data is and what it is not. In his opinion, big data is unstructured data and unstructured data is big data. With unstructured data he meant textual data, such as emails, social media messages, and...

October 5, 2015  6:39 AM

Big Data Myth 3: Big Data is Too Big for SQL

Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans Profile: Rick van der Lans
Big Data, Hadoop

The third big data myth in this series deals with how big data is defined by some. Some state that big data is data that is too big for a relational database, and with that, they undoubtedly mean a SQL database, such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, or MySQL. To proof that such statements...


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