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Why Learn Cloud Computing and Big Data ?

Today “Cloud computing” and "Big data" have become one of those buzzwords you hear everywhere whether you are a IT professional, a Faculty or a Student. So let's clear up what these buzzwords really mean and why to learn technologies associated with them in convergence. The easiest definitions which I find quite simple and quick to grasp for any layman to expert are from Wikipedia. Let me take defination of Big Data from Wiki. Wikipedia defines big data as, “Big data” is an term for any collection or grouping of data sets which are so large and complex that at some point of time it becomes difficult to process them using traditional data processing applications like RDBMS or single node sequential processing. The main hindrances in processing of Big data are its analysis, extraction, processing, searching, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization. As far as what cloud computing is, I prefer the definition from IBM and it goes as:  “Cloud computing, often referred to