Last week, we wrapped up the European leg of our Transform world tour where we were talking all things Fast Data. Hundreds of participants joined us in Paris, Rotterdam, and Milan where they heard directly from users of our technology, often the most interesting and relevant information you’ll get about new enterprise software.
Big Data Is Graduating to Fast Data
TIBCO CTO Matt Quinn kicked off the presentations talking about what Fast Data means for companies, data, and technology. While big data is a component of Fast Data, alone it can’t actively add value to a company, and so its largest challenge is that it hasn’t provided relevancy to everyday life—or decision-marking, for that matter. This is not to say that big data won’t tell you something about your business; it will. But, what you’re missing is the context to make the information relevant for the here and now.
As big data graduates to Fast Data, organizations will begin to use analytics in partnership with their core systems to gain insights into every aspect of the business, from historical to real time, and mobile to desktop and beyond.
How digitalSTROM is Using TIBCO Cloud
At first, a smart refrigerator or thermostat you can control from your smartphone might have seemed far-fetched, but the truth is that the Internet of Things is here to stay. One company, digitalSTROM, is a smart home solution provider set on connecting devices in 280 million households across Europe.
Cloud computing is critical to its success, but not just any cloud. For digitalSTROM, latency is not an option. The company must be able to provide individualized solutions to its customers at the touch of a smartphone button or the flick of a switch. Powerful infrastructure makes it possible to quickly deliver energy saving and home security programs.
digitalSTROM analyzes information from all sorts of devices connected to a smart home grid. Open APIs ensure all devices quickly and easily connect to the system, another of the key reasons digitalSTROM selected TIBCO.