Without doubt one of the hottest topics in the industry at the moment but what is Big Data?
Is it storage, analytics or is it the ability to access and query structured and unstructured data and other content?
With so many vendors jumping on the band wagon it can be hard to be specific.
Before becoming embroilled in the discussion it is important to take a step back and work out what problem you are trying to solve.
Is the problem one of storage, content or data management, data analysis or data mining?
What is it you are missing in solving your problem? Once you have worked that out it may be very obvious which direction you should focus your attention.