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Big Data Classification
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What are the different categories of Big Data?

Big Data can be classified into three different categories:

  1. Structured Data
  2. Semi-Structured Data
  3. Unstructured Data

1.Structured Data

Data that has a proper format associated with it. For example, the data present within databases, CLV files and XL spreadsheets can be referred to as structured data.

2.Semi-Structured Data

Data that doesn’t have a proper format associated with it. For example, data present in emails, log files, and word documents can be referred to as semi-structured data.

3.Unstructured Data

Data that doesn’t have any format associated with it. For example, image files, audio files, and the video files can be referred to as unstructured data.

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