International Journal of Computer Applications
There is an explosion in the volume of data in the world. The amount of data is increasing by leaps and bounds. The sources are individuals, social media, organizations, etc. The data may be structured, semi-structured or unstructured. Gaining knowledge from this data and using it for competitive advantage is the primary focus of all the organizations. In the last few years big data has found its way in almost every field, from government to private sectors and industry to academia.