Big data platform is a type of IT solution that combines the features and capabilities of several big data application and utilities within a single solution.
It is an enterprise class IT platform that enables organization in developing, deploying, operating and managing a big data infrastructure /environment
Big data platform generally consists of big data storage, servers, database, big data management, business intelligence and other big data management utilities. It also supports custom development, querying and integration with other systems.
The primary benefit behind a big data platform is to reduce the complexity of multiple vendors/ solutions into a one cohesive solution. Big data platform are also delivered through cloud where the provider provides an all-inclusive big data solutions and services.
Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate to deal with them. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying, updating and information privacy.
The term “big data” often refers simply to the use of predictive analytics, user behavior analytics, or certain other advanced data analytics methods that extract value from data, and seldom to a particular size of data set.
“There is little doubt that the quantities of data now available are indeed large, but that’s not the most relevant characteristic of this new data ecosystem.
Analysis of data sets can find new correlations to “spot business trends, prevent diseases, combat crime and so on.”
Scientists, business executives, practitioners of medicine, advertising and governments alike regularly meet difficulties with large data-sets in areas including Internet search, finance, urban informatics, and business informatics