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Glossary:Big data

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Big data
Data is considered to be the raw material of the twenty-first century. Big data companies as well as states are expecting new impulses for economic growth and public value. Big data is characterised through three central features: data volume, data diversity and data speed. Due to the progressive digitalisation of almost all areas of society, the amount of fundamentally available data is increasing. Big data analytics provide versatile insights e.g. in the field of public safety (‘prospective policyanalysis’), services of general interest, education, and social and innovation policy.