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Big data

Big Data is here to stay

Big Data has been one of the biggest buzzwords in 2013 and is without a doubt driving some massive change in the corporate world.

But despite the fact that organizations tend to move towards this ideology, we wanted to explore if Big Data is a sticky or just another fly-by, soon to be forgoten when a new corporate hype/bubble/buzz-thingy emerges.

So what is Big Data and what makes it so big?

Big Data came along with the digital age and huge piles of informations. While business intelligence and predictive models have been around from the early 70s, Big Data is a fresh term, describing tons of information gathered in the last decade. For Big Data you obvisouly need Big Analytics; Hadoop-based processes and analysis across huge data clusters, advanced data architecture designs and logical data warehouses.

If we’re referring to big data at the moment, we’ll probably be talking about Huge Data in about a decade. Organizations have become obsessed with gathering as much information as possible and having all this data stored for later analysis. Huge dashboards are a necessity and in numerous cases all the numbers and strings don’t mean anything at all.

Big Data is, without a doubt, here to stay. The next challenge on the horizon is the interpretation of this data and making sense of it. Because in the end, it’s not all about big data – it’s about getting the right data at the right time.

Business Intelligence

The Future is – Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence and predictive analytics have been around for quite some time now. And while the downtown is fired up for this reborn business hype, the exploration goes on in both ways.

When you acknowledge it, Business Intelligence, like everything in life, has two sides of its story – processing and visualization. Nowadays, it seems that the solutions are getting more and more process oriented. Companies invest in large infrastructures to mine and analyse their data and – in most cases – have a hard time making sense of it or take action upon it.

So there is no surprise in the last research from Gartner who sees the mobile BI as the fastest growing, yet with least satisfying BI capability. It’s more than obvious that someone forgot on the other side of the view.

Business Intelligence is all about you

It’s about making your job easier and helping you understand your data to make better decisions faster. You are the most important piece of puzzle in the BI story. All the big data can only make sense when you know how make better decisions upon it.

According to Gartner, mobile Business Intelligence is enabling enterprises “to deliver analytics content to mobile devices in a publishing and/or interactive mode, and takes advantage of the mobile client’s location awareness.”

In other words – it’s still your data, make use of it.