[School-of-data] BIG data... What is BIG?

Stefan Urbanek stefan.urbanek at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 19:25:24 UTC 2014

On Jul 9, 2014, at 12:55 PM, Laura James <laura.james at okfn.org> wrote:

> On 9 July 2014 16:59, Stefan Urbanek <stefan.urbanek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Concerning Open-Data, I yet have to see a dataset AND a problem to say that it is a BIG data problem. If you know about any, I would be more than happy to know about it. I would love to see one and touch it.
> Depending on the definition of big data, something like the Ensembl human genome data? (210GB annotated version)
> I imagine there may also be some pretty large NASA-generated open data sets. 

Ah, you are right. thanks. I didn’t counted them in, because I think of them more as “scientific data” that happen to be open. Therefore I would rephrase myself as “I yet have to see a non-scientific open-data dataset(s) and a problem that is a big data problem” :-)


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