Everyone has heard of the four V’s of Big Data.  If not, they are Volume, Velocity, Variety, Volatility, and Vulnerability.  Each is self-explanatory but their implications are not.  The 5 V’s have existed since the beginning of data so there is nothing new … it’s just that Big Data is now bringing all of them together.  Here is a brief commentary on why each of them is important in the context of Big Data.