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Re: [ontolog-forum] Simple Glossary of Data related Terms

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From: "Rich Cooper" <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:50:53 -0800
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Dear Kingsley,


The definition you offered for “big data”:


“Data that's disparately located, varied in structure, voluminous, and rapidly changing.


doesn’t fit what most uses of that word seem to imply.  Businesses maintain big data history files which they mine for discovering knowledge.  But normally, that big data is stored in a data center on the local area network (not on the internet per se) to protect it from outside eyes.  Your definition emphasizes the internet, domains on it having lots of data which can be linked.  Most big data is not really linked – it comes from SQL and NoSQL databases that were captured in the business. 


For example, many store chains keep records of how customers visit retail aisles, how much time they spend at each section, and what they finally buy before leaving.  The stores may forward the data to HQ over the internet, but it is protected by encryption, VPNs, etc to keep it from prying eyes.  After it reaches HQ, it is stored and mined.  


So my suggestion is to differentiate “Linked Big Data” from the usual “Big Data”.  That way, you can distinguish which kind is being described. 





Rich Cooper


Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com

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-----Original Message-----
From: ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kingsley Idehen
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 9:33 AM
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Subject: [ontolog-forum] Simple Glossary of Data related Terms




Happy New Year!


I would like to start 2014 with a simple glossary of terms with regards

to the realm of data [1] :-)




[1] http://bit.ly/19Hx2gB -- Glossary

[2] http://bit.ly/1csQvzk -- Big Data .






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