From traffic patterns and music downloads to web history and medical records, data is recorded, stored, and analyzed to enable the technology and services that the world relies on every day. But what exactly is big data, and how can these massive amounts of data be used?
As a leader in the sector, IBM data scientists break big data into four dimensions: Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity
Depending on the industry and organization, big data encompasses information from multiple internal and external sources such as, transactions, social media, enterprise content, sensors and mobile devices. Companies can leverage data to adapt their products and services to better meet customer needs, optimize operations and infrastructure, and find new sources of revenue.