Explaining Big Data

Here is an excellent video from Christopher Barnatt which does exactly what it claims: it explains what the term "Big Data" means and why the field so important. Other than the slow pace of Barnatt's introduction and a bit sidestepping into Hadoop, an OpenSource Big Data application, this video will answer all your "Intro to Big Data" questions.

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