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Almost every company today is faced
with managing vast amounts of data from a variety of data sources.
These range from traditional databases that manage transactional data generated
by business applications, to enterprise data warehouses that facilitate deep
analysis, to the Apache Hadoop Distributed File System that stores large volumes
of mostly unstructured data that can be mined for new insights.
There is value to be found in this data.
The challenge for IT organizations is how to access and integrate relevant data
for deeper insight.
Michael Lippis interviews John Schitka to gain SAP's perspective on
Big Data and Hadoop.
John is a director of Big Data solutions
marketing for SAP.