Dark Data

Definition(s)

  • Data that are stored, perhaps in a data lake, in the hope that someday it might be useful to the organization. Dark data is typically big data that are unstructured, unanalyzed, uncategorized, and, most importantly, unused for any valuable business activity. Hoarded data, also called dusty data.  1

Notes

  1. Herb Roitblat, Search 2020: The Glossary.