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Apache Big Data Preview: Q&A with IBM’s Anjul Bhambhri

Currently, Big Data means hundreds of terabytes, going up to tens of petabytes. This could be structured data – data in fixed records or fields, like in databases — as well as unstructured data like documents, images, and multimedia. Every industry has Big Data — Financial, Telco, Insurance, Healthcare, Automotive, Retail. They want to combine data from multiple data sources of record with data sources of interaction, extract new information, derive actionable insights from the information, and deliver new and incremental value via products and services.