For the last ten years all we’ve heard is how data has become unruly, unstructured and out of control. We’ve talked about the promises of big data and all that it could solve. Yet with each passing year, and each new technology solution or set of solutions we seem to be no closer to truly unlocking the power of ‘big data.’ A lead analyst at Gartner, recently reported that almost 85% of companies looking to harness next generation processing tools fail. So why is this happening?
Because we’ve been looking at the solution all wrong. It’s not about one piece of technology or one database, it’s about an ecosystem that needs to be in place to solve the challenge of big data. SAP’s global reach and product offerings, place the company in the position to solve the big data challenge once and for all. It’s learned from customers it needs to innovate faster, plan for future types of data and offer the right product set within an ecosystem.
Lumira was a first step, but the SAP team quickly learned that the product was not designed to serve the IoT and cybersecurity use cases they were seeing an influx of, nor could it provide visualization of billions of rows of datasets in real-time; therefore, it didn’t support two of the crucial Vs of big data - variety and volume. The new partnership will see Zoomdata replacing the existing solution as it’s the only product on the market that was built to address the major challenges within the world of big data analytics and BI. Zoomdata provides a level of functionality that allows it to handle multi-source analysis, real-time streaming and visualization of multi-billion rows of datasets. Additionally, the company’s Smart Connectors ensure it works with various other technologies that are part of the existing big data ecosystem.
Our goal with this relationship is to democratize operational & relational datasets, and make it available to large, streaming unstructured data that underpins many of our customers IoT and streaming use cases. Zoomdata and SAP have created a cloud based managed service offering to achieve just that.
Our combined offering is a truly innovative answer to solving the big data challenge in a comprehensive manner that will put the power of data-based decisions into the hands of business users. Stayed tuned!