by Armando Acosta

Organizations are dealing with more data than ever before. However, managing these large volumes of unstructured data can often exceed the capacity of traditional data intelligence systems. This can prevent companies from optimizing their data.

Your data intelligence system should provide you with three important solutions:

  • Quick engagement and response - The ability to engage, test, and develop quickly offers organizations an important competitive advantage. Choosing a system that enables development and application teams to test business processes (Proof of Concept), and analyze methodologies and operational needs quickly, leads to quicker response and action.
  • Better use of IT resources - Too often IT departments spend their time "putting out fires" and deploying systems. An easily-deployed system allows your dedicated IT team to focus on deriving strategic value from your data.
  • Flexibility - Make sure the system you choose offers the flexibility to adjust to your company's current and future needs. Training, installation, and application development, for example, should fit your organization's present needs, and be able to grow to meet future needs as necessary.

A cost-effective, fully-supported system that includes hardware, software, networking and services enables organizations to test the value of a solution like Hadoop. Those systems are the key to successfully managing and analyzing data. Recent updates to Dell QuickStart 5.3 for Cloudera Hadoop can help ensure your organization addresses these important solutions, allowing you to fully reap the benefits of your data.

As data continues to play a greater role in decision making for organizations, it's important to get the most out of your big data efforts. Making sure your system provides quick engagement, allows IT teams to focus on garnering actionable insights, and offers flexibility will help you reap the rewards of Big Data.

You can learn more about unlocking the power of your data  here.