Big Data has received enormous attention for several years, but for many companies investing in Big Data technologies, efforts to date have been lab experiments. And that’s okay—we could clearly see that the digitization of our world and new computing capabilities would change the game, but where and how to focus efforts had to be figured out first. Big Data had to mature and applications needed to be developed to create repeatable success.
Integration as a Foundation
The market has done its job and Big Data’s ecosystem is forming. That puts us at a place and time where Big Data’s value will be realized broadly. This new year will see integration emerging as the foundation of that realization, as companies work hard to connect business process, APIs, analytics, and more with both cloud and on-premise computing.
Big Data is a System
These connections are the key, because Big Data isn’t a single thing like a data set, no matter how large. Big Data is the capability to bring the most important data—big or small and at rest or streaming across networks—from its sources and to its destinations so that the right people can have the right information at the right moment with the right context. That isn’t what I would call a Big Data challenge…that’ s a serious, exciting integration challenge.
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