IT managers weigh in on biggest benefits of big data analytics – Business Intelligence Info

WithHadoop,SparkandotherbigdatatechnologiescomingoutintotheopenaskeyITcomponentsinmoreorganizations,theresagrowingfocusonfindingthebusinessbenefitsofbigdataanalyticsapplicationstohelpjustifyinvestmentsinthem。

Thatraisesalogicalquestion:Whatarethebiggestbenefitsthatcompaniesaregettingorhopingtogetfromtheirbigdatainitiatives?

ItsbecomingamorewidelyaskedquestionamongITandanalyticsmanagers。

Asevidence,GartneranalystMervAdriansaidtheconsultingcompanyisgettinginquiriesaboutHadoopclusterdeploymentsincreasinglyfrommainstreambuyerswhoreallyhaventdoneanythingwiththisstuffyet。

GartnerisalsohearingfromuserswhohaveimplementedaninitialbigdataapplicationandnowwanttodomorewiththeirHadoopsystems。

Inbothcases,therearelotsofquestionsfrompeopleonhowtomakeitworkinordertoreapthevalueofbigdata,Adriansaidatthe2016PacificNorthwestBISummit。

Leading-edgecompaniesareseeingapositivebusinessimpactfromdeploymentsofbigdatatoolsandapplications。

Togetsomeinputonthatfromexperiencedusers,TechTargeteditorsaskedattendeesatStrata+HadoopWorld2016inSanJose,Calif。

aboutthebiggestbenefitsofbigdataanalyticseffortsintheirorganizations。

Theiranswers,presentedinverbatimformbelow,includetheabilitytobecomegenerallymoredata-drivenandtogetabetterunderstandingofcustomersinparticular,aswellasthepotentialtobroadenbusinessoperationsinsearchofadditionalrevenue。

AdamBjurstrom,back-endwebsitedeveloperate-commercesiteDealNews:Werelookingtogetinsidethemindsofourusersandseehowwecanbettercaterthesiteexperiencetothem。

Wewanttoconnectpeoplesinterestswiththedealsthatareoffered。

VinothChandar,seniorsoftwareengineeratride-sharingcompanyUberTechnologiesInc。

Forourbusinessoperations,thebiggestissueismakingsurethatsupplyanddemandmeet。

Andwecanusethepowerofthedatatomakesuretheydo。

GregaKespret,engineeringdirectorforanalyticsatonlineaddesignplatformoperatorCeltraInc。

Insightintowhat[internet]usersaredoing,tobetterunderstandwhatshappening。

Thatswhatourclientsareafter,tooandalotofthedatawehave,wewanttoexposetothemaswell。

BillLoconzolo,vicepresidentofdataengineeringandanalyticsatfinancesoftwarevendorIntuitInc。

Somenewbusinessunitsthatwerebornoutofthedata。

Wewouldntevenhaveconceivedofthem,probably,ifwedidnthavethebigdataplatform。

YvonneQuacken,formerseniorbigdataarchitectandnowheadofdigitalservicesintegrationatindustrialconglomerateSiemensAG:Weretryingtoenhanceourregular[IT]serviceswithdata-drivenservices。

Ingeneral,werehopingtooptimizeourprocesses。

MohammadQuraishi,seniorITprincipalforbigdataanalyticsatmedicalinsurerCignaCorp。

Whatsnoisetomecouldbevaluableinformationforsomeoneelse。

Fromthatpointofview,wecanmakethedataavailablesootherscandecidewhattodowithit。

JackVaughan,seniornewswriterforSearchDataManagement,contributedtothisreport。

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