In the last years, Big Data as well as Linked Data technologies gained wide attention. The primary goal of Big Data technologies is the high-performance analysis of large-scale data (volume and velocity), while Linked Data aims at integrating distributed, heterogeneous data (Variety).
We can talk about Big Data, Cognitive systems and a variety of other technologies and approaches. More important is defining what we want to know and how to go about it. After that, choosing the right technology becomes easier.