They call it big data for a reason: big data or data analytic applications can grow fast and consume a lot of horsepower.
IT departments are widely overtaxed and under-staffed. IT is constantly on the lookout for products that will simplify day to day operations. Ideally, they would like to spend less time planning, getting approvals, and basically locked in the perpetual sales cycle involved in purchasing new technology.
The technical experience needed to keep up with the latest and greatest technology and best practices may sometimes seem insurmountable. On top of that, finding the bandwidth required to offer 24X7 support can overtax your existing team.
As we transition into the 3rd Platform of IT, enterprises are storing unprecedented amounts of data and those numbers are only going to increase. Alongside these large data sets is the demand for real-time analytics that are low latency.
The business world of today is one in motion: a healthcare professional moving from patient to patient, a financial professional en route to client offices, and billions of bytes of data moving between them through the cloud to mobile devices.