As the old English proverb says, “necessity is the mother of invention.” When it comes to modern business intelligence goals, these words of wisdom ring truer than ever.
Data profiling, or data discovery, refers to the process of obtaining information from, and descriptive statistics about, various sources of data. The purpose of data profiling is to get a better understanding of the content of data, as well as its structure, relationships, and current levels of accuracy and integrity.
Time and technology keep accelerating, and the data we save keep on growing exponentially. Thus, the exact definition of a Very Large Database (VLDB) continues to change with new advances in hardware and software.