Big Data – Microsoft’s Field of Sight.
Just a couple of days ago (on 22nd Oct) in my post on this topic at the end, I promised to sketch a brief outline of Microsoft’s robust tools driving the Big Data forward separately.
Here it is for you :
In the present social world we live in now, things go viral in a hurry and when they do, they need computation that will scale elastically with it. “Big Data = fb … + mobile devices + Cloud.” Hence, the importance and primacy of Big Data today. A survey showed that Companies view growing data volumes as an important business asset. Approximately 62% of respondents currently store at least 100 terabytes of data. That is really huge – a goldmine – if collected, analysed and inferred can be of enormous benefit(s) to enterprises.
Not long ago Big Data has been the asthore of the Technology Reviews and publications. It has now graduated to the hub of Business groups/meets/conferences. With it, a new vista of opportunity combining research, investigation and application has opened up with enterprises leaping into the band wagon (rightly so) in an effort to realize its full potential. MICROSOFT has been quick to ramp up its strategy to enhance and optimize businesses with New Tools of Big Data Analytics.
1. Early in June this year, Microsoft ( one of the first to dwell deep into this) proposed Integrated Solutions addressing the changing operational and business requirements of , specially, the Oil & Gas Industry. The scenario was quite opportune. Surging Oil demand has been accompanied by a shortage of skilled manpower in Exploration and Production. Microsoft enabled the organizations/enterprises involved to achieve an excellent depth of Decision-Making by its skillful handling of the humongous data reliably and securely to provide a sort of an elixir to them. Better Cost Control, Faster time to market from exploration & production, refining, and retail, while establishing an efficient Product Life cycle Management (PLM) in a sustainable fashion are the fruits.
2. Microsoft has also made the effective use of “Visualization Technologies” to give Enterprises a better insight into their manufacturing and marketing operations. It supports timely and profitable outcomes. ( Refer : penaenergy.com for web cast viewing via tablets and smartphones )
This is just the tip of the iceberg for Microsoft’s emerging technologies in this frontier area. I am no expert to make any observations except admitting my interest and attempt to study profoundly on the topic; Collected information is culled. The singular effort I make is to relate the information to my thoughts. And that in effect is my labor and thought. “BIG DATA” is the “BIG GAME” being played out in this extremely competitive world and the stake for enterprises not just to step ahead but even to stay afloat is critical and vital.
“Dieu avec nous”
October 24, 2013 (Thursday) 3. 35 p.m. (IST)