International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
The 21st century known as information age. Data or information plays a vital role in socio-economic development of individual, society and nation. Nobody can survive without appropriate or relevant information. Data is important part of research and development programmes and resolve social, economic problems of nations. Many research and development programmes in research laboratory, institution and university form a new data. This paper is to review the concept of big data. Firstly, a definition the term and the important characteristics of big data are given.