One of biggest shifts in the history of technology is the war over information, or big data. Unstructured data is at the center of all work, and play for that matter. But how do we handle it when it doesn’t fit into a typical database?

Considering the whole industry is dependent on the rows and columns of the database, finding solutions requires out of the box thinking.

We found this interesting information at CIO in their article, “Traditional databases have no hope of understanding the unstructured data in enterprises.” The next generation of information management is about getting the machine to fit to humans and not the other way around. So one solution would be to create one comprehensive information processing platform to handle both structured and unstructured data.

I realize it is not that simple, but we have to do something. Data is growing and multiplying faster than rabbits on speed.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.