Data is now the most valuable currency within any enterprise. Unless an organization has data and uses that data, it is highly unlikely that they will be on the path to business success. The prolific growth of big data and analytics within the enterprise only cements this truth further. By 2020 we are looking at approximately 1.7 megabytes of new information created every second for each human being on this planet – the data universe will grow from 4.4 zettabyets today to 44 trillion gigabytes!
As the data expands, the universe of business opportunities expands too. However, in order to maximize opportunities from data, enterprises have had to take a look at their storage capabilities. After all, over the past few years, data, amongst other things, has also changed phenomenally. The concept of data tables is antiquated. Applications are changing. The once prominent legacy applications are now on the gradual path to redundancy and have paved the way for microservices. The relationships between data items are becoming tighter and demand greater granularity and sophistication.
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