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November 12, 2012 | Volume 7 Issue 20


TOP STORY: An Introduction to Big Data Governance
ADVERTORIAL: Mobile Computing and the IBM i
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An Introduction to Big Data Governance

This article is an excerpt from the book Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative by Sunil Soares (MC Press, October 2012).

sunil soaresWritten by Sunil Soares

We are drowning in data today. This data comes from social media, telephone GPS signals, utility smart meters, RFID tags, digital pictures, and online videos, among other sources. IDC estimates that the amount of information in the digital universe exceeded 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) in 2011 and is doubling every two years.1 Much of this data can be characterized as big data. Big data is generally referred to in the context of the "three Vs"—volume, velocity, and variety. We add another "V" for value. Let's consider each of these terms:


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