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Posted by Michele Goetz on March 26, 2013
Data management history has shown, it is not what you buy; it is how you are able to use it that makes a difference. According to survey results from the Q4 2012 Forrsights BI/Big Data Survey, this is a story that is again ringing true as big data changes the data management landscape.
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This is not too unlike my golf game. As spring is upon us and the golf clubs are rattling in the closets demanding to be released, I can’t help but think of my horrendous golfing ability and my seeming love affair with sand. I invested in lots of good clubs (tech). I have lots of options (landscape). Yet, I am still forever tossing my golf ball onto the green to escape the sand trap.
This is like many organizations' big data pilots. They enter with enthusiasm and great tools. Sandboxes are created to learn and identify how to get more out of their data. They get stuck and value languishes – sandboxes have turned into sand traps.
Many factors contribute success with big data, specifically: attitude, culture, discipline. However, in terms of technology, patterns are emerging in the way successful organizations combine traditional and emerging data management capabilities. There are also paths to data management landscapes of maturity that organizations can take.
At the Spring Business Technology Forum on May 6-7 in Washington, DC, I’ll be sharing my findings on today’s data management technology landscape and how to put it into context for your business and data strategy. Here is a preview of what it takes to succeed:
Ultimately, understanding the big data landscape isn’t just about what tools are available and what they do. It is about the system created to deliver value and transform the business.
See you there!
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