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The enterprise is currently in a ‘Big Data Limbo’, where leadership has begun, or is preparing to invest in analytics – but lacks clear direction with where and how to implement
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The technology is powerful, and like the moniker suggests, “Big Data” is massive, leaving some executives with the impression that for these projects to be successful, IT departments must ready themselves to boil the proverbial ocean.
The case for understanding Big Data.
Executives are still dead set on building Private Clouds. The true reason for this stubbornness is the battle over control.
It is not all that surprising, in a way IT have wielded power that cloud might take from them.
Is Big Data still a big mystery to you? In recent years, the volume of information coming into companies has exploded, so that many IT organizations are dealing with extremely large sets of data. IT leaders are rethinking many aspects of how they manage and deliver information, from investments in infrastructure and analytics tools to new policies for organizing and accessing data so they can deliver more of it, faster. They are concerned that if they don't have the right tools and architectures to deal with all that information, then big data can be a big problem. Check out these infographics on Big Data to see the impact...
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The ability to access and translate BIG DATA will hold the possibility of making teams more successful. What is IT doing to make it happen?
The mobile transformation is at the intersection of every large IT trend including cloud, big data and application modernization. Think about the major changes ITwill face over the next five to ten years.
As more people become comfortable with technology, new strains will be placed on the IT group, which will have to adapt to meet evolving business demands. Tablets and smart phones will continue to be white-hot technologies that spans between the consumer and business worlds.
CIOs needs to tackle issues such as BYOD and the consumerization of IT so they can build a stronger partnership with the workforce in order to tackle future transformational projects.
The cloud can offer transformation to businesses, but for maximum impact it must be integrated with existing IT
The article implies that IT will continue to play a major role in businesses. When it comes to either a Private or a Hybrid cloud I agree, in fact I am sure that most biusinesses will opt for one of these options. Nonetheless, startups and / or businesses with low security requirements will position themselves to take advantage of the low costs associated with the Public cloud.
"When it comes to cloud computing there are two common pitfalls that businesses tend to fall into: over-estimating its power and under-estimating its potential effect. The former often leaves businesses under-provisioning for their infrastructure, trying to push their entire IT estate into a single platform rather than using cloud computing as part of the larger IT strategy. Meanwhile, many businesses also find themselves under-estimating the potential of the cloud. Merely lifting your IT environment into the cloud may offer some savings (in time or resource), but it's not going to be the IT 'revolution' that many are expecting."
Looking at the infographic, it clearly reminds me about the start of "Enterprise Data Warehouse": failures by "Innacurate scope", "Technical Roadblocks" & "Siloed data and no collaboration". It looks so familiar.
Very interesting infographic. Why do they fail? For all of the reasons above and then some... Over 80% of the data being collected today is unstructured and not readily stored in relational database technology burdened by complex extract, transform and load. There's also pre-existing data, sometimes referred to as "dark data" that includes documents which need to be included and made discoverable for a host of reasons - compliance and regulatory issues are one. Log activity and e-mail traffic used to detect cyber threats and mitigate risk through analysis of file transfers is yet another set of data that requires immediate attention.
Social and mobile are clearly channels that need to be addressed as organizations continue to mine data from the open web in support of CRM, product alerts, real time advertising options and more.
To accomplish all of this, organizations need a platform with enterprise hardened technology that can ingest all of these forms of data in real time, without having to write complex schemas. Getting back to the point - What do most projects fail? If companies attempt to do this with technology that is not reliable, not durable and does not leverage the skills of their existing development organization, the project will fail.
We have seen this time and time again. MarkLogic to the rescue. With over 350 customers and 500 big data applications, our Enterprise NoSQL approach mitigates the risk. Why? Our technology stack includes connectors to Hadoop, integration with leading analytics tools using SQL, Java and Rest APIs, JSON support, real time data ingestion, the ability to handle any form of data, alerting, in database analytics functions, high availability, replication, security and a lot more.
When you match this technology with a world-class services organization with proven implementation skills, we can guarantee your next Big Data project will work. We have done it hundreds of times with the largest companies in the world and very, very big data.
This is a great infographic - it shows that whilst everyone is doing it (it being "Big Data" - whatever that is...), talent is rare, technology is hard to find and the projects never end. A far cry from the speed with which companies such as the BBC deployed MarkLogic to serve all data for the sport websites through the Olympics. Now that was big data, delivered by a talented team in a short space of time.
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