5 Essential Questions For Assessing Your Big Data Deployment Readiness
Big Data is not just a big buzzword. Nor is it merely a bushiness ritual. Ask yourself these 5 essential questions to know if you business is ready for the data-driven transformations in the Big Data era.
When it comes to making an effective deployment of data, what matters the most is having a well-rounded data deployment policy in place. A policy formulated taking all of the important elements or aspects of data lifecycle management provides a guideline to establish a right mechanism, to take a right approach, and to come up with the right data for the right solutions.
Most importantly, data deployment is not a 'stand alone' process. Instead, it is a part and parcel of the efficient data management and productivity optimization policies.
Because every business enterprise has a unique set of approaches, goals, and priorities in terms of data deployment, there is no silver-bullet solution that applies to all business enterprises equally.
However, a standard enterprise data management commonly involves the process of defining the data requirements, extracting the required data, integrating the data into the BI systems for analysis and securely storing the data for the future references. Hence, the questions regarding Big Data deployment readiness revolve around these issues. And, 5 of the key questions you would be better off asking yourself are:
1. What specific business objectives do you envision to achieve with your data?
2. Do you have the required data aggregation and integration skillsets and infrastructure?
3. Is your data fresh, relevant, consistent and accurate?
4. Is your decision-making process guided by the current Big Data best practices?
5. Do you work with a complete metadata management policy?
Your Readiness Counts
For many businesses today, adopting the right data management policies is a huge challenge. Big data offers them a make-or-break challenge as well as opportunity. While the correct data deployment initiative adds to an improved competitive edge, a few of the missteps in it can lead to a huge catastrophe.
Likewise, a few of the good policies can save data from being junk records and turn it into a goldmine of information, giving your organization a greater competitive advantage over your competitors.
So, are you fully prepared for your journey into the Big Data era?
This article originally appeared on Grepsr blog and can be viewed here.