Facebook's 5 step big data analysis process

Think of big data in the technology world and Facebook is probably the first name that comes to your mind. (Google, Netflix, LinkedIn might pop up too.)

facebook big data volumes/size

As is well documented they do a lot with their data. Following 5 step process captures the essence of how they go about their business of analyzing the data. If it works from them it probably works for you too.

facebook data analysis process
The above process is pretty generic and applicable to many situations.