When you google Big Data this is what will come up

BIG DATA(noun) - COMPUTING

extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions.

"much IT investment is going towards managing and maintaining big data"

Shailan from MYOB came and gave a presentation on BIG Data on the 11th of May 2017 at AMES IT to our students and staff.

He talked about the perspective of his business on AI and Big Data and their vision on how to move forward into the future. Many big companies nowadays see themselves as technology companies, e.g. ASB Bank and Mastercard, and by utilising Big Data and AI techniques they can recognise patterns of human behaviour, such as spending or fraud.  

"BIG Data" is definitely a growing sector in the future, certainly something to keep in mind for a future career.