REBD: A Conceptual Framework for Big Data Requirements Engineering


Sandhya Rani Kourla, Eesha Putti and Mina Maleki, University of Detroit Mercy, USA


Requirements engineering (RE), as a part of the project development life cycle, has increasingly been recognized as the key to ensuring on-time, on-budget, and goal-based delivery of software projects;compromising this vital phase is nothing but project failures. RE of big data projects is even more crucial because of the main characteristics of big data, including high volume, velocity, and variety. As the traditional RE methods and tools are user-centric rather than datacentric, employing these methodologies is insufficient to fulfill the RE processes for big data projects. Because of the importance of RE and limitations of traditional RE methodologies in the context of big data software projects, in this paper, a big data requirements engineering framework, named REBD, has been proposed. This conceptual framework describes the systematic plan to carry out big data projects starting from requirements engineering to the development, assuring successful execution, and increased productivity of the big data projects.


Big data, requirements engineering, requirements elicitation, knowledge discovery.

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