The term ‘Big Data’ might sound scary but it is actually a reality of today’s data-filled and data fuelled world.
Big data refers to the sets of data that are vast and also highly varied and versatile, which makes them difficult to handle using traditional tools and techniques. As this kind of data is increasing in quantity and number, we have to find new possibilities and solutions to further work upon that data.
We need modern tools to process such a kind of data. Also, important functionality derived from such big data is the feature of decision making and value extraction. So it becomes mandatory that such data be evaluated and extracted carefully. We can do so by using Big Data Analytics which serves as a tool to ease our task of filtering and extracting important data. This paper helps reader understand the concepts of Big Data, Data Mining and the potential difference between the two topics which seem the same but are vastly different.