We have to classify everything.
Put into buckets.
We have 7 oceans on this here planet.
Except the ocean doesn't know it's divided into segments.
The water that flows from Australia finds its way to Greenland eventually and Hawaii.
That water evaporates, ends up in the Clouds.
Then falls as rain to form freshwater streams, lakes and ponds.
No real distinction, water is water is water.
And data is data is data.
Small Data, Big Data, Desperate Data, Structured Data, Unstructured Data, Spatial Data, Financial Data, HealthCare Data, you name it.
Put it into buckets.
It's just a bunch of data.
And data is energy.
Waiting to be released.