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I'm opening this topic for everyone to list some Big data* sets available over the net.
Feel free to list competion/datathon data sets
Results of web scraping
Social media data
Anything bigger than 1 mio records (beyond excel and access)
* Big data is data that is usually with sizes beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to manage and process within a tolerable elapsed time. A year long credit card transaction history or CDR (Call data record) of a telecoms company for the last 9 months, behavioral credit data of a large financial institution are some examples...
One of the standard datasets for Hadoop is the Enron email dataset comprising emails between Enron employees during the scandal. It's a great practice dataset for dealing with semi-structured data (file scraping, regexes, parsing, joining, etc.).