(c) Microsoft, 2013
If you are fairly new to Big Data here’s a straight-forward document from Microsoft that explains the concept using a Microsoft solution:
Once you have arrived at the above URL click on the “What is Big Data” graphic to open the “Microsoft Big Data Booklet.pdf”
In addition, the same URL gives you access to Microsoft’s “PowerBI” which is worth taking a look at if you are an Excel user who would like to analyse and visualise data to gain insights.
If you want to know more about Microsoft Office 365’s Self-Service BI Technology then from the same URL as above, click on “Self-Service BI Technology Previews” or use this link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/power-bi-FX104080667.aspx