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May-June 2012 (vol. 16 no. 3)
pp. 4-6
Sam Madden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

There is a tremendous amount of buzz around the concept of "big data." In this article, the author discusses the origins of this trend, the relationship between big data and traditional databases and data processing platforms, and some of the new challenges that big data presents.

Index Terms:
databases, big data, data processing
Citation:
Sam Madden, "From Databases to Big Data," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 4-6, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.50
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