Despite being the huge buzzword it is these days, there is still a lot of confusion about what big data is. Common questions and misconceptions that I hear quite often include,

  • How large is big data? What is the limit between large data and big data?
  • I am using Mongodb, so does that mean I have big data?
  • Is big data the same as having a data warehouse? Will big data analytics replace data warehousing?
  • How do I know my problem is a big data problem?

Lets try to answer the above questions in simple terms. Continue reading