Based on our research, IDC offers the following guidance to Big Data adopters:
Big Data is an intrinsic element of business/digital transformation: timely and controlled access to insights, based on certified data, drives action through new processes based on automation and intelligent systems and enables analytics tools to inform business decisions.
To maximize the benefit, your information architecture must outline a way to approach Big Data holistically… the power will come from integrated data. Data silos will not facilitate true Digital Business Transformation.
It's important to ensure your systems – processes and tools – have an integrated approach to data governance, security and data lifecycle management across the different data types and platforms, that can flex and adapt as needs change.
Don’t just rely on the native tools, such as in the Hadoop suite – holistic use of Big Data requires cross platform support for metadata, security and lifecycle management
- Few organizations have looked outside the default tools for alternatives
Be prepared for data usage requirements to change – evolution is going to be a fact of life in digital transformation as new uses for corporate data emerge. Your tools must be able to support that evolution.