The fourth EMA / 9sight Big Data Survey was conducted in March 2016, with the results published in November.
The research explores the wide range of ways in which non-traditional data, often in combination with more traditional types, enables new or improved business processes. As established in previous surveys, big data offers a wide range of possibilities, but the name “big data” itself still keeps media and industry eyes focused on size as the defining feature to the detriment of other important and evolving aspect of data and information practice.
How the problems of multi-source data discovery as experienced by a typical business analyst today can be addressed by introducing an integrated information platform—a modern, high-level architecture—that includes data virtualization.
The third EMA / 9sight Big Data Survey was conducted in late 2014, with the results published in April 2015. Beyond Big Data itself, the survey also addressed the concepts of data lake, data driven and the Internet of Things, providing a comprehensive view of the state of thinking in the broadest definition of Big Data from 351 respondents. (more…)