What Do We Mean By Small Data

Earlier this week we published the first in a series of posts on small data: “Forget Big Data, Small Data is the Real Revolution”, . In this second in the series, we discuss small data in more detail providing a rough definition and drawing parallels with the history of computers and software. What do we mean by “small data”? Let’s define it crudely as: “Small data is the amount of data you can conveniently store and process on a single machine, and in particular, a high-end laptop or server” Wh…