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Getting started with Big Data projects doesn't have to be challenging.
There's no denying the proliferation of data is having a tremendous impact across business environments. When governed and leveraged effectively, enterprises have confidence information is securely stored while remaining accessible for use in making business decisions. With the right foundational strategy and technologies, companies utilize this actionable intelligence to drive better decisions, create new efficiencies, and deliver a better customer experience. But big data can come with big challenges - and CIOs must take aim at these potential roadblocks while building out strategies.
Big data projects based in the cloud or on managed services enable companies to accelerate time-to-insight by rapidly acquiring and scaling big data infrastructure that previously had to be built from scratch.
Big data applications have a number of unique characteristics. IT professionals should seek to leverage existing practices, architectures, and expertise whenever possible, treating big data as one more application in their corporate portfolio.