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McKinsey defines "big data" as "datasets whose size is beyond the ability of a typical database software tool to capture, store, manage, and analyze." Data usage continues to grow exponentially, so big data is only going to get bigger. Companies embracing big data today can gain an advantage and be great investments tomorrow. In this series of videos, John Reeves and David Meier discuss 10 great companies taking advantage of the big data trend. Today's company, coming in at No. 3, is LinkedIn.

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