Since big data and analytics were first introduced to the corporate sector, a gold rush of sorts has taken place. Faced with the potential to glean previously unavailable insights thanks to the analysis of information, businesses began gathering as much data as they could get their hands on. While the exciting possibilities of big data drove these efforts, companies soon realized that this strategy brought added challenges — namely, information management.
Thankfully, Dell sprang into action with a few very key solutions to address exactly these pain points. Today, we'll take a look at the ever-increasing information businesses are leveraging, and how Dell helps support these initiatives.
Big data: Growing all the time
These days, the moniker "big data" has never been more accurate:
- By 2020, approximately 1.7 megabytes of new data will be created every second for each person on the planet, according to Forbes.
- Within the next four years, the overarching digital universe will include 44 zettabytes of data, or 44 trillion gigabytes.
- About one-third of all big data will pass through some type of cloud environment by 2020.
- The global big data market is expected to reach a value of $38 billion in 2016, and will surpass $60 billion by 2020. As this trend continues, Statista analysts estimate that the sector will reach $84.69 billion within the next decade.
- As the Internet of Things expands, it will create an entirely new subset of data for analysis as well.
As big data and its connected analysis become even more critical to corporate processes, businesses must ensure that they are adequately prepared to maintain and manage their databases and repositories. According to IBM, only 23 percent of enterprises have a company-wide big data strategy, preventing them from taking full advantage of the insights this information can offer.
How Dell can help
Thankfully, Dell has emerged as a leader in the big data market with a range of solutions to help streamline overall corporate information management, including that related to analytics.
"The digital universe will include 44 zettabytes of data."
Integration: Dell's solutions can help enterprises break down the silos currently existing within their infrastructure that separate data within different applications and platforms. In this way, data analysts can be sure that their insights include all relevant information available.
Databases: Dell can also assist companies when it comes to organizing their information with the establishment and management of robust databases.
Replication and backup: Another important — yet often overlooked — element of information management is its replication and backup. Dell provides solutions for these needs as well, helping to ensure that business continuity needs are met, and that organizations can always access their critical data.
Business intelligence and big data analytics: In addition to supporting, organizing and backing up corporate big data, Dell also provides solutions for analysis and intelligence. Dell's BI solution enables the secure and streamlined processes, allowing co-workers to collaborate on BI and analytics initiatives. The platform also includes automated report generation to further simplify these efforts.
To find out more about these and other impactful Dell solutions, contact iT1 Source, a Premier Dell Partner, today.