The 5 game changing big data use cases
While much of the big data activity in the market up to now has been experimenting and learning about big data technologies, IBM has been focused on also helping organizations understand what problems big data can address.
We’ve identified the top 5 high value use cases that can be your first step into big data:
Big Data Exploration
Find, visualize, understand all big data to improve decision making. Big data exploration addresses the challenge that every large organization faces: information is stored in many different systems and silos and people need access to that data to do their day-to-day work and make important decisions.
Enhanced 360º View of the Customer
Extend existing customer views by incorporating additional internal and external information sources. Gain a full understanding of customers—what makes them tick, why they buy, how they prefer to shop, why they switch, what they’ll buy next, and what factors lead them to recommend a company to others.
Lower risk, detect fraud and monitor cyber security in real time. Augment and enhance cyber security and intelligence analysis platforms with big data technologies to process and analyze new types (e.g. social media, emails, sensors, Telco) and sources of under-leveraged data to significantly improve intelligence, security and law enforcement insight
Analyze a variety of machine and operational data for improved business results. The abundance and growth of machine data, which can include anything from IT machines to sensors and meters and GPS devices requires complex analysis and correlation across different types of data sets. By using big data for operations analysis, organizations can gain real-time visibility into operations, customer experience, transactions and behavior.
Data Warehouse Augmentation
Integrate big data and data warehouse capabilities to increase operational efficiency. Optimize your data warehouse to enable new types of analysis. Use big data technologies to set up a staging area or landing zone for your new data before determining what data should be moved to the data warehouse. Offload infrequently accessed or aged data from warehouse and application databases using information integration software and tools.
The potential to leverage big data is unlimited. Each industry has its own unique challenges that can benefit from using big data for new insights and improved decision-making. These five cross-industry use cases provide excellent starting points for anyone looking to begin their big data journey and IBM’s big data platform should be considered as an integral part of any implementation. You can start small to address an initial use case and address others over your big data journey. The key to big data is get started now - turn big data into a competitive advantage today!
What is a use case?
A use case helps you solve a specific business challenge by using patterns or examples of technology solutions. Your use case, customized for your unique issue, provides answers to your business problem.
Top 5 Big Data Use Cases
Conversations around big data are shifting from "What is big data?" to "What can I do with big data?" This podcast describes five uses—with real-world examples—that hold high potential value for many organizations.
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