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Kate O'Connell

Big data is a growing area of interest within the US, and across the world. But what does it really mean, and what are the implications of its use?

Big data is a large volume of diverse data sets - like the text, pictures, video and interactive content on a site like Facebook - that are too big to be processed by traditional database and software techniques, and it has the potential to change the way we work in virtually every field.