950RA Notes from the Strata Conference: Big Data Will Catalyze Enterprise Cloud IT Approach
Over the past year-plus, Saugatuck’s research programs have increasingly indicated that the phenomenon of “Big Data” – i.e., volumes and types of data that have outgrown traditional means of holding, analyzing, reporting on, or even capturing it – is increasingly affecting a larger and wider range of user enterprises in more ways than previously thought, and that Big Data is inextricably intertwined with Cloud IT and Cloud Business.
Our attendance at this week's Strata conference in New York City helped to confirm this trend, and underscores Saugatuck’s central finding about it: Big Data is here to stay as a part of enterprise IT, and it is being delivered and used via Cloud.
Session after session examined the development, evolution, and impacts of Big Data on enterprise IT infrastructure, development, and management. Vendor and provider announcements focused on Cloud-driven data warehouses, analytics, and visualization solutions, all aimed at helping business leaders and analysts digest, forecast, and compete better with Big Data.
The net for Saugatuck: Big Data is not only among the first enterprise-oriented capabilities that require Cloud IT. It will help to catalyze and engage enterprise IT and business leaders to move even the most sensitive and critical IT and business operations into Cloud(s).