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The Big Data Phenomenon

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Abstract

Data is fast becoming the most precious aspect of our lives. Today, we tend to guard our data much more securely than even money. Data in a number of forms is getting generated rapidly and in huge proportions, often not going through the much needed quality checks. This chapter examines some of the aspects of the vortex that this "Big Data" has created and touches upon the veracity related problems that resulted from it.

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Pendyala, V. (2018). The Big Data Phenomenon. In: Veracity of Big Data. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3633-8_1

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