As part of an assignment for CS4103 Distributed Systems I wrote an essay on Big Data.
Big data is one of the most vibrant topics among multiple industries, thus in this paper we have covered examples as well as current research that is being conducted in the field. This was done based on real applications that have to deal with big data on a daily basis together with a clear focus on their achievements and challenges. The results are very convincing that big data is a critical subject that will continue to receive further study.
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