Big Data is all the rage in 2012. But what is it? This slide show from Autonomy, an HP company, aims to break it down bit by bit. Autonomy recently announced that its private cloud has reached 50 Petabytes, making it the largest private cloud on the planet
Big Data is comprised of structured data, which is data that fits cleanly into spreadsheets and databases, and unstructured data, which is human-generated information such as emails, videos, tweets, Facebook posts, call-center conversations, closed circuit TV footage, mobile phone calls, and website clicks.