5 Biggest Myths about Big Data

5 Biggest Myths about Big Data

Big data has created a buzz ever since its inception. This technology has affected many sectors, and since so many experts are talking about it, the myths associated with it are also on the rise.

Big Data Myth #01. It’s Big

Big data is considered to be just too big. Big data does not mean that all the data that is being stored in a system has to be big. The fact that big data is being collated from several sources at the same time, does not necessarily mean it’s too big to handle; it’s rather diverse.

Big data Myth #02. It’s all Good

Big data contains good data is a big time myth. The information contained in big data is not necessarily good data, as it is coming from several sources – trusted and not so trusted.

Big data Myth #03. The Analysis is Costly

With big data, everyone thinks of big data analytics, and then comes in the notion that analytics is extremely costly. With improvisations in technology, big data analytics has improved over time and the cost for it has come down drastically.

Big data Myth #04. Only for IT

During its early days, big data was implemented in IT related fields only. People still have that image in their minds. Well, over time big data has evolved and it has touched more than one field and is currently being used in different industries.

Big Data Myth #05 Everyone’s Using it

People hear so much about big data all the time that they feel almost everyone’s using it. Thereafter, the fear of losing out on competition arises, and businesses adopt big data without thinking through.

To not get disappointed and invest wisely in big data, differentiate between the features and myths that follow big data.

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  • Liam Atkinson

    There is so much hype around Big Data that it’s inevitable it will sometimes be over-sold.

  • Shannon Brown

    The number of firms that are effectively putting true big data to work is tiny

  • Christina Jeanes

    It is preferred to look beyond the size of data and take into account the huge benefits faster and more diverse data can bring.

  • Darren Garfield

    Thank you for debunking and clarifying all these myths and misconceptions

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Naveen Joshi

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Naveen is the Founder and CEO of Allerin, a software solutions provider that delivers innovative and agile solutions that enable to automate, inspire and impress. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, with extensive experience in customizing open source products for cost optimizations of large scale IT deployment. He is currently working on Internet of Things solutions with Big Data Analytics. Naveen completed his programming qualifications in various Indian institutes.

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