Explaining Big Data : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture What "Big Data" really means in under 9 minutes. It's a video, so you can just sit back and watch as Christopher Barnatt digs into this topic.

Explaining Big Data

Here is an excellent video from Christopher Barnatt which does exactly what it claims: it explains what the term "Big Data" means and why the field so important. Other than the slow pace of Barnatt's introduction and a bit sidestepping into Hadoop, an OpenSource Big Data application, this video will answer all your "Intro to Big Data" questions.