When we think of Big Data, the three Vs come to mind – volume, velocity and variety. Just as the amount of data is increasing, the speed at which it transits enterprises and entire industries is faster than ever. The type of data we’re talking about includes hundreds of millions of pages, emails and unstructured data, such as Word documents and PDFs, as well as a nearly infinite number of events and information from every type of enterprise data center— such as financial institutions, utility companies, telecom organizations, manufacturing facilities and more. Content can be generated by everything from common customer transactions, such as phone calls and credit card usage, to manufacturing facility transactions, like machine maintenance and operational status updates. All of this information needs to be analyzed, acted upon (even if that action is deletion), and possibly stored.