Big Data and its similarity with Elephant and Six Blind Men
October 22, 2012

Big Data has so much of similarity with the story written in ~300 B.C. by Vishnu Sharma, in PanchTantra, a classic of Bharat (India). Six blind men were asked to describe an elephant, and each of them describe it differently, based on the part of elephant they touched. Similarly, a confusion is being created in describing Big Data – is it Data, Technology, Algorithms, People, Data Science, or Business Need, etc. However, if we keep it simple, Big Data as “Data” then then see a 360 degree view in proper context, it will easier for businesses to leverage and get value out of Big Data.

Big Data - Panchtantra Story

Big Data similarity with Elephant and Six Blind Men