All speculation aside, the growing volume of data is a fact, and one that can’t be ignored. International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates the amount of data in the world will reach 163 trillion gigabytes by 2025. Every industry—from transportation to manufacturing, healthcare to consumer products, financial services to research and development and all the others—is looking for new ways to harness and to use the growing volume of data.
Data drives the digital world. Much has been written about the pervasiveness of technology in the world and the promise of big data. We’ve all heard the mantra.