Big Data

What is big data?

Think of everything you’ve done since waking up this morning. Maybe you opened an email. Responded to a text. Filled out a form. Used your debit card to buy a coffee. Swiped into the office.

We can place a pretty high bet that so far today – whether it be 8 am or 9 pm – you’ve created some sort of data. Today, almost everything we do creates data, and it’s estimated that by 2020, there will be more data in the world than grains of sand.

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What does big data mean for your business?

Well, it’s good and bad news. The good news is that there’s now endless opportunity to gain insight and understanding into how the everyday interactions in your organisation can be optimised to help you achieve your goals.

The bad news is that if you’re not already utilising big data, you could be holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as an organisation.

The benefits of big data

Using Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI) to unlock your data can help you understand your business better than ever before. 

  • Save time

  • Save money

  • Understand your customers

  • Understand your employees

  • Develop better products

  • Better align different areas of your organisation

  • Hire with confidence

  • Plan for the future

  • Mitigate risk

The 4Vs of big data

The amount of data
By 2020 there will be 43 trillion gigabytes of data and this is only set to continually increase.

The number of types of data
The rise of big data has seen new types of data emerging - this is everything from text, audio, video, clicks, numbers and more.

The uncertainty of data
People are still confused when it comes to data. 27% of respondents in an IBM study reported that they were unsure of how much of their data was accurate.

The analysis of streaming data
With lots of data comes the need to analyse it in a way that's both efficient and cost-effective - the more 'real-time' the data can be processed, the better.

Get the most out of your data

No matter what your data looks like, our solutions work to help bring together the data from across your organisation and structure it in a way that makes it easy to analyse and use. This way, you can be sure that you’re constantly unlocking the full potential of your data.

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Our big data solutions:


A simpler, faster, and more flexible data warehouse

Collect and connect to any data in real time. This next-generation data warehouse offers a unique, modern, interface, guaranteed high-performance, simplicity and incredible flexibility. Leverage huge amounts of data – SAP application data, third-party data, unstructured data, geo-spatial data, Hadoop data, and more – live and in the moment.


Helping you accelerate the pace of innovation

Leverage every opportunity from every device. SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that helps you accelerate business processes by collating and streamlining data, and therefore simplifying your IT environment. It can replace complex systems and isolated applications to help you transform how you process your data.

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With data constantly flowing in and out of an organisation, it's important to establish repeatable processes to build and maintain standards for data quality. We’re the experts, get in touch.

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