GTAG 20 - Understanding and Auditing Big Data
Big data is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data created by people, applications, and smart machines. The term is also used to describe large, complex data sets that are beyond the capabilities of traditional data processing applications. The proliferation of structured and unstructured data, combined with technical advances in storage, processing power, and analytic tools, has enabled big data to become a competitive advantage for leading organizations that use it to gain insights into business opportunities and drive business strategies. However, the challenges and risks associated with big data must also be considered.