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Many companies today use a combination of agile and big data tools to quickly convert data into business insights, speeding innovation and enhancing their competitive position. My recent white paper, “Agile and Big Data: Sprinting to Business Insight,” discusses how the powerful combination of agile and big data tools accelerates speed to insight. Among the many reasons that this combination accelerates this process:

  • In the big data environment, schemas don’t have to be developed until data is brought out of storage. That eliminates bottlenecks and saves time.
  • The data lake provides a single, convenient place in which data can be made available to users across the enterprise. The lake also provides areas for discovery as well as production.
  • Co-location brings the business and IT together, which enables speedy resolution of questions.
  • Open source tools, commonly used in the big data world, allow agile teams to try new capabilities without having to deal with costly licensing concerns or time-consuming procurement processes.

Click here to download “Agile and Big Data: Sprinting to Business Insight”.

About the Author

Ben HardenBen Harden has extensive consulting experience helping clients turn their data into business assets. He is a Principal with CapTech and manages our Data & Analytics practice. Located in Richmond, VA, he specializes in the project management and delivery of data integration and business intelligence projects for Fortune 500 organizations. Mr. Harden has successfully managed data-related projects in the health care, financial services, telecommunications, and governmental sectors.