more. IT must ensure that big data is an asset and not a cost by supporting the ability to store, aggregate, normalise, and integrate it from all sources across multiple systems.
But storing the data is only valuable if you can use it. Big data also circumvents our ability to apply a traditional business intelligence approach to working with the data to make decisions. While batch versus real-time data analytics is currently split, companies are putting even greater focus on shifting more analytics to be done in real time. IT must continue to invest in the right transactional and big data analytics systems to analyse and communicate the results that aid in decision making.
The writer is vice-president and general manager, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat