Firstly, here's a definition of big data from Wikipedia
Now here's a post from our own Oliver Arscott on the Top 5 companies using big data
Here's a Big Infograph:
Now here's Jeff Jonas, of IBM, talking about trends in data analysis.
Here's a guest post from Erica Driver, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing at QlikTech talking about the last mile challenge in big data.
Finally here's how to use big data in a retail environment - a presentation from Ramesh Cidambi, Senior Vice President -IT & Logistics at Dubai Airport presentation: Data is everywhere The cloud and the analytic imperative – Ramesh Cidambi
And finally, really, you should consider joining your colleagues at Big Data World Europe next week!