Big Data Arrives at the Oxford English Dictionary

The OED editor, James Murray, in the Scriptorium housing the 3.5 million quotation slips crowdsourced from the public 1880-1882

The OED editor, James Murray, in the Scriptorium housing the 3.5 million quotation slips crowdsourced from the public 1880-1882

From the new quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary:

big data n. Computing (also with capital initials) data of a very large size, typically to the extent that its manipulation and management present significant logistical challenges; (also) the branch of computing involving such data.

1980   C. Tilly Old New Social Hist. & New Old Social Hist. (CRSO Working Paper No. 218) 8   None of the big questions has actually yielded to the bludgeoning of the big-data people.

2003   R. Williams in F. Berman et al. Grid Computing xxxviii. 850   The recognition that big data is a gold mine and not just a collection of dusty tapes.

2012   Australian (Nexis) 9 Oct. 37   At the heart of Big Data are two open source technologies—the Hadoop open-source framework.., and the MapReduce programming model.

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