We talk a lot about big data. We talk about its continued increase in quantity and need for additional storage, and many other issues surrounding the issue. What we don’t see much is the need for a solid relationship between big data and the enterprise system. The blog, Business Intelligence, brought this interesting topic to our attention in their post, ‘Big Data: Integral Part of an Information Architecture.”

Big data has reputation problems with its own hype, buzz words, and code names. It brings with it ever-increasing volumes of data and storage costs. Just like data warehousing is a part of the overall technology capability set and information infrastructure, big data is just as important to the enterprise system. It is part of the overall information architecture and must be treated as so.

Melody K. Smith

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