What is Big Data? There seem to be many definitions and descriptions. One way to try an uncover what the term means is through word clouds and phrase clouds. Using ManyEyes, I visualized an article from O’Reilly entitled “What is Big Data?” . Here are the clouds:
The tag cloud seems to do a better job of identifying key concepts than the word cloud: big data, competitive advantage, data analytics, source data.
I will try to blend multiple articles together and “tune” the clouds for a better representation of key concepts.