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Oct 8 2013   4:08PM GMT

Word of the Day: big data management

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Many companies think they have a “big data” problem when they really have a big “data problem.” — Diego Basch

Word of the Day

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is big data management, the organization, administration and governance of large volumes of both structured and unstructured data. By examining data from a variety of sources — including call detail records, system logs and social media sites — a company can gain insight into what business processes need improvement and how to gain a competitive advantage. Continued…

Related Terms

unstructured data
data quality
big data analytics
in-memory analtyics
data classification

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