Neither Big Data nor email are anything new: the latter has been the communications vehicle of choice in businesses for over decade, and companies have been pondering how to extract value from Big Data nearly as long. In fact, it was the META group (now part of Gartner) who coined the famous “volume, velocity and variety” to describe the challenges of Big Data.
Does email fit the definition of Big Data?
By its very nature, email is unstructured. Growing at a staggering volume year over year, email is the transport mechanism for all manner of attachments and it occurs at the speed of communications. That would seem to fit all the definitions of Big Data.
Rich is the Product Marketing Manager, Information Management. He's been with Barracuda since the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich specializes in cloud-deployed solutions, information management, and archiving systems. His experience includes extensive work on OEM opportunities and the legal community.
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