The world’s data has been growing exponentially for the past several years. Mobile computing, IoT machine data, social media, log files, and clickstreams generate huge volumes of data in a variety of formats. The size, complexity, and varied sources of the data means the same technology and approaches that worked in the past don’t work anymore.
Older IT infrastructures have become costly to maintain, update, scale, and secure. They tend to contain data silos that are complex and time-consuming to integrate. As a result, information is often inaccessible to users outside a given department, causing reporting gaps or bottlenecks.