Today’s blog post is the first in a three-part series with excerpts from our latest white paper, Microsoft Hadoop: Taming the Big Challenge of Big Data.
As companies increasingly rely on big data to steer decisions, they also find themselves looking for ways to simplify its storage, management, and analysis. The need to quickly access large amounts of data and use them competitively poses a technological challenge to organizations of all sizes.
Every minute, about two terabytes of data are being generated globally. That’s twice the amount from three years ago and half the amount predicted for three years from now.
Volume aside, the sources of data and the shape they take vary broadly. From government records, business transactions and social media, to scientific research and weather tracking, today’s data come in text, graphics, audio, video, and maps.
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