What is Data?

“90 percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years” was the primary theme of a Science Daily article from March of 2013.  Those of us in the Big Data trade happily used this sound bite, oftentimes coupled with the “80 percent of data is unstructured” sound bite to drive home the point that the world of data processing is in for some (capital B) Big changes in the years ahead. And we’re all happy to be part of this coming wave.
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