The concept of having access to vast amounts of information began in the early 1940’s when a Wesleyan University Librarian, Fremont Rider, published The Scholar and the Future of the Research Library. He estimated that university libraries were doubling in size every sixteen years. He elaborated by speculating that the Yale Library, in the year 2040, will have approximately 200,000,000 volumes, which will occupy over 6,000 miles of shelves. Today, the focus isn’t on how much data, in aggregate, is available for consumption as much as its focus is on how we can leverage it efficiently to make better decisions about every aspect of our lives and how to effectively manage never-before-seen data volume.
Click here to read an informative article on the history of big data entitled, “A Very Short History of Big Data”. This will give you a nice look into the past before we take you on the adventure that is the future of big data and the many ways it will impact our personal and professional lives.
We have a wide variety of customers, many of whom are Fortune 500 companies. These global enterprise operations are looking to gain a competitive edge by leveraging big data in new and innovative ways. That’s a pretty big challenge in and of itself. However, one of the oftentimes overlooked challenges that they bring to our attention is how they will manage the data itself.
Contact Auritas today to speak with one of our big data experts. We’d be happy to speak with you about the challenges your company faces as it relates to big data, or any other data challenge for that matter
To read more details about Gartner’s predictions, please click here to view their full release.
Just yesterday, Gartner released its top predictions for 2016, with its take on the landscape of the digital future; “an algorithmic and smart machine-driven world where people and machines must define harmonious relationships”.