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Winter 2-1-2021

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This is a scientometric analysis specifically conducted to analyze the research productivity on big data in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for about five years during the period 2015 to 2019. The research data downloaded from the Scopus database and analyzed and represented using Microsoft Excel and Vosviewer. The study focused on different Scientometric tools like most prolific authors, DC, RGR & DT, AGR, year-wise research growth, subject-wise publication, International collaboration and Authorship pattern etc. The study revealed that 2019 recorded maximum research papers 230 (28.12%), the highest annual growth rate was recorded in the Year 2018 (51.724), Half (50%) 409 of the publication published in the form of article, Relative growth rate (RGR) was recorded 2016 (0.866) while in 2019 (0.330), the degree of collaboration by the Saudi Arabian researcher is 0.91, The Journal “IEEE Access” have highest research publication accounted 29 (3.55%) research publications etc.