Big Data is a term used for the analysis of large and complex data sets that are often unstructured. Research in this topic also may involve combining different types of datasets, e.g. streaming data from sensors with fact tables in databases. The methods used are from artificial intelligence, statistics, machine learning and computer science. The research is multidisciplinary and involves using both domain knowledge from a particular field together with knowledge about data structures and how to perform intelligent data processing to gain new knowledge.
At Uni Research we perform both research and development in this field as well as operating an Apache Hadoop based Big Data compute and storage cluster.