Existing analytics approaches meet point needs for specific roles within an organisation. However, how analysis is carried out, and the roles of people who will be carrying out the analysis, will need to adapt dynamically to meet the organisation’s changing needs. The analysis of a blend of multiple different data sources will help to add distinct business value to an organisation.
Infrastructure for big data
It seems that 2012 was the year of big data – at least as far as the vendors were concerned. Nearly every vendor in the market had something that could be marketed as part of a solution for big data, and this massive raft of misplaced technologies has led to misperceptions and misunderstanding of what is really needed for an organisation to really deal with the problem.