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A Definition of Big Data

By Forresters Boris Evelson and Brian Hopkins:

Big data: techniques and technologies that make handling data at extreme scale economical.

And the explanation of the 4Vs: volume, velocity, variability, variety:

BigData 4 Vs: volume, velocity, variability, variety

Original title and link: A Definition of Big Data (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://blogs.forrester.com/brian_hopkins/11-08-29-big_data_brewer_and_a_couple_of_webinars