SQL SERVER – What is Big Data – An Explanation in Simple Words

Let us start with a very interesting quote for Big Data.

Decoding the human genome originally took 10 years to process; now it can be achieved in one week – The Economist.

This blog post is written in response to the T-SQL Tuesday post of The Big Data. This is a very interesting subject. Data is growing every single day. I remember my first computer which had 1 GB of the Hard Drive. I had told my dad that I will never need any more hard drive, we are good for next 10 years. I bought much larger Harddrive over 2 years and today I have a NAS at home, which can hold 2 TB and have few file hosting in the cloud as well. Well the point is, the amount of the data any individual deals with has increased significantly.

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