2.2.10 Managing big data
A driving factor of this growth of information is the number of devices connected to the internet, and the number of connections between those devices. But this is just the beginning. New devices are being connected to the internet daily, creating an abundance of new content.
With this amount of information, organisations must learn how to manage data and also, how to manage 'big data'.
There are three primary dimensions of big data that must be accounted for: volume, variety, and velocity.
Volume describes the amount of data being transported and stored. Variety describes the type of data it is. Velocity describes the rate at which this data is moving. Data cannot move without infrastructure. The swiftness of infrastructure (input/output, bandwidth, and latency) and the ability to rapidly enable optimal resources (network, CPU, memory and storage) directly affects the velocity of data.