These days, as organizations, we’re surrounded by and producing more data than ever before. As a result, the term “Big Data” is not only eye-catching, but promising in solving the question of how best to leverage the vast amounts of data at our disposal. Each day big data is feeding innovation, such as machine-learning algorithms for artificial intelligence-driven processes and sensor data analytics.
But what exactly is “Big Data”?
Big data isn’t just big. Big data is a term used to describe not only very large, but also very complex, data structures not typically handled well by traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS) platforms. In fact, volume is just one of the five “V” characteristics of big data, joining variety, velocity, variability and veracity.
Given traditional data platforms are not often optimal for big data use, IT teams must now look to use and/or integrate non-traditional or newer environments within their data infrastructure that better suited to large or unstructured data. Data platforms such as Hadoop, Microsoft Azure Data Lake, and Amazon S3 among others. Big data integration also involves integrating other newer data sources such as streaming/IoT data, graph and NoSQL types of processing and analytics.
Additionally, the maximum benefit from an organization’s big data doesn’t come if it remains siloed. Integrating some or all of your big data with your smaller, current enterprise data sets and sources can provide comprehensive, robust insights.
Big data integration doesn’t require big budgets or months and years to accomplish. Automation can ease the learning curve and speed up the design, development, deployment and operation of big data integration delivering new big data projects within your organization faster and with less cost and risk.
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