Big Data: the next big thing in Business Intelligence. Big data means getting loads and loads of data that is completely unstructured â€“ not connected in any way â€“ like your general ledger data, Twitter, Facebook, sales reports, market trends, emails from people who like you, the latest best-selling novels, the top TV shows for the last 2 years and CCTV from all your stores â€“ and extracting some meaning from it all. You can't use a normal database to get sense from this data â€“ frankly, it takes too long and you will lose interest in it. You need to use a database like Hadoop.
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