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Just a buzz word or, so much more? How big is big data really? [VIDEO]

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There are many phrases du jour that make me more than a little annoyed. I gave a list of them in January.

‘Big data’ is one such phrase that is getting its a fair share of attention.

But, how big is big data? Is it truly big? Are we talking mind bogglingly enormous or, is just a bit too much to fit onto your USB?

The boffins at CERN have been examining this. Given we can credit a CERN boffin for inventing the world wide web, plus all that physics stuff they do, CERN tends know a thing or two about data.

This is a TED ED video, not an idea worth sharing but, a lesson worth sharing.

Exploration on the Big Data frontier – Tim Smith

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