BigData is a hot topic these days, very relevant for the scientific community and for many commercial services. It has appeared as a new area of research and applications that goes beyond the traditional data problems, since the large amount of data available nowadays is presenting many new opportunities for analysis as well as requiring new modes of thinking.
This talk will address the technological challenges associated to BigData problems, and will try to cover some of the hype usually associated to this field of research. The convergence between HPC and BigData will be also covered, discussing some of the most relevant BigData projects in the scientific community. The talk will include details about software and hardware approaches used in different domains, and will also pay attention to some of the solutions provided in the commercial solutions to address the challenges of BigData.