What’s the Data on Big Data?

It’s a Tech buzzword:

Data is expanding everyday and in every way. “Big Data” is a buzzword in the industry. It’s changing the way we view traditional IT practices and forcing us in the industry to think on our feet and prepare for the future. Traditionally, information technology planning, implementation, and maintenance have always been about managing data and keeping a structure maintained. That’s still the case now, but more recently, as data in the micro and macro worlds expand, the amount of data has been growing and will continue to grow exponentially. IT practices need to keep up by creating processes that scale, with the ability mine massive data for usable and pertinent information.

Ensuring tech is scalable:

A key component to maintaining big data in the digital age is agility. That means more agile tools as well as more flexible work systems. New information and new tools are being created constantly, and thus infrastructure is increasingly important. More businesses, in emerging as well as traditional markets, are moving to cloud systems. At Cloud Expo NYC Dan Lynch of AgilData says it used to be “Move the data to the computation, now it’s move the computation to the data.” Cloud and agile thinking makes that possible.

Pushing us toward the Cloud:

More businesses are turning to cloud operations, because it means they can be more agile. As the data in your business expands, your traditional on premises servers are not going to be able to store everything, and they won’t be able to easily adapt to software upgrades, emerging technologies, and new integrations.

How do we maintain security with Big Data?

Security as a Service (Saas) is becoming more and more popular in the tech industry, because just like everything, it’s moving quickly and growing exponentially. As tech people, we need to be able to adapt to ever-changing environments. More data means more vulnerabilities, means more need to maintain security as an operational utility. It’s no longer a one-time service – security needs to be agile.

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