I’m sure you’ve had a chance to hear about Big Data. Awareness of big data is increasing these days. Navigate to Big Data on Wikipedia article, to get to broad definition:
In information technology, big data is a loosely-defined term used to describe data sets so large and complex that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools. Difficulties include capture, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data, allowing correlations to be found to “spot business trends, prevent diseases, combat crime.”
I am actually in agreement with the loose definition of Big Data. Today you can hear about Big Data in different contexts and appearances. I recently stumbled onto an interesting article, BigData landscape by Dave Feinleib, in Forbes magazine online. I found the following picture quite illuminating; it’s a great presentation of the variety of Big Data applications and companies.
So, how does Big Data and Inforbix relate? I posted about it before here, Inforbix experiments with Big Data. Take a moment and read it if you haven’t seen it before. At Inforbix we believe that we are all at just the beginning of our abilities to extract value from our diverse sets of disparate data sources in manufacturing companies and outside, e.g., suppliers, partners, geo locations, etc.
Conclusion. The Big Data trend confirms the importance data continues to play in companies. Inforbix provides you with tools to start strategically capturing data assets in your company, accumulate, aggregate, and re-use information. How much Big Data does your company have?