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What Is Big Schema?

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“Big Data” has become a popular buzzword. Big Data is data that is so massive that it is difficult to manage. For example, the volume of search engine queries, online retail sales, and Twitter messages exceed the capabilities of traditional databases.

There’s a complement to “Big Data” that we call “Big Schema”. Today’s data can not only have vast quantities and fast rates, but can also have diverse structure. Big Schema can arise with enterprise data models, large data warehouses, and scientific data.
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