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Big Learning Data Vocabulary 101

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Here is some basic vocabulary for those seeking to begin to “speak” big data.

Data dimensions

  • Volume: The magnitude and scale of data, for example the number of course completions in an LMS. It is estimated that 40 Zetabytes of data will be created by 2020.
  • Velocity: The pace at which data flows from various sources to data warehouses and other destinations. For example, a Fortune 500 company knowledge portal may receive millions of clicks daily.
  • Veracity: Veracity is data qualit
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