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What is Big Data?

Big Data is the ocean of information we swim in every day – vast zetabytes of data flowing from our computers, mobile devices, and machine sensors. With the right Big Data tools, your organisation can store, manage, and analyse this data – and gain valuable insights that were previously unimaginable. Big Data technologies such as in-memory data management, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning can help you transform decision making and your business.

The Human Face of Big Data

The Human Face of Big Data, an award-winning documentary, explores how real-time Big Data visualisation tools are helping the world address some of humanity’s biggest challenges – including pollution, world hunger, and illness.

The Big Data Bluffing Game, a 10-part quiz designed to gauge just how well you know your stuff while simultaneously shedding light on some of the most common misconceptions in data management. Some topics you can anticipate tackling include:

  • How much do regular data check-ups impact the health of your data?
  • Which departments rank highest as data management stakeholders?
  • And, where does the most challenging data to manage reside?

The quiz is a fun way to see how you stack up on your Big Data knowledge but the challenges are real. These are all-important questions to ask as companies’ struggle to manage and extract real value from complex data landscapes. In the last two years alone, more data has been created than in the previous 5,000, and this explosion of data has led to the proliferation of systems. The difficulty of overcoming these data silos and combining Big Data with data generated by enterprise systems and partners prevents businesses from being agile and capitalizing on the full value of data.

So study up, take the quiz, and don’t forget to challenge your colleagues for office bragging rights!

If you don’t fare so well, be sure to review the Data 2020: State of Big Data Infographic, based on the results of a SAP commissioned a report surveying  IT decision makers from enterprises- across the globe

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