As more enterprises begin to address the potential value in big data mining, database management will play a critical role in leveraging predictive analytics.
As enterprises are required to handle more information every second, knowing what information is relevant and critical to business intelligence (BI) can be overwhelming. However, mining big data for insight is crucial to improving decision-making and driving revenue.
Enterprises are increasingly virtualizing systems without implementing necessary remote database support, putting company and client information at risk.
As enterprises look to protect valuable systems and information, cloud computing has become a popular security investment for essentially every industry, and is now spreading to supply chains.
Big data and a rise in cloud computing has blurred enterprise network boundaries, forcing businesses to reconsider overall security approaches. As companies use a continually expanding array of devices that gather mass amounts of information, close monitoring of this activity can give companies a deeper look at potential areas for improvement in security measures.
Enterprises are dedicating more resources to mining big data for dynamic discoveries that fuel marketing success.
Finally, enterprises are beginning to fully embrace bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and taking ownership of the changing IT and database administration demands that come with this trend.
In the age of big data, businesses are faced with managing an ever-expanding amount of information that comes in structured and unstructured forms, on a range of devices. Firms that don't have a strategy in place for proper database administration may risk compromising efficiency.
Enterprises unable to handle the ever-increasing volume of big data will struggle to remain competitive in 2013.
According to experts, a major enterprise vulnerability to cyber attacks exists as a result of poorly managed and logged data.
Businesses are eager to migrate to the cloud for easier big data management mining, but many haven't implemented theproper security solutions to keep up with growing threats.
As the majority of businesses have begun to allow employees to use their own laptops, smartphones and tablets to access company databases, policies regarding the security of corporate information requires cloud technology and remote database support to uphold these regulations.
Outsourcing will become increasingly common for big data management in 2013 as the labor and financial stress of storing and monitoring high volumes of information becomes unmanageable for most businesses.
As a result of insufficient big data mining skills, companies will need to shift attention toward outsourcing for adequate data administration services this year, particularly in terms of cloud computing solutions.
According to recent research, database breaches have been rising in frequency, as many organizations have not been implementing effective security measures.
The major advantage to focusing on mining big data stores is the utility of predictive analytics, or technologies that address problems before they happen or predict trends while they're most useful to a business.
A main consideration in cloud migration is the flexibility that it provides in terms of spending. Businesses that move into the cloud only pay for services that are crucial to operations, and since the capacity may vary, resources don't go to waste. The ability to scale back or expand as needed can cut costs significantly.
More companies are realizing that big data value is directly proportionate to investments in database administration services and management tools.
While the majority of enterprises expect to gain advantages from big data, without an organized management strategy and disciplined infrastructure, these benefits cannot be realized.
Of all the IT security concerns a business might worry about, Internet traffic probably ranks low on the list. A recent article from No Jitter revealed that maliciously re-rerouted Internet traffic is becoming a major problem for financial institutions and governments around the world. These organizations are victims of Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks, which target Internet traffic and often leave no trace of suspicious activity.
As more companies embrace the inevitability of moving systems into the cloud, considerations for data safety are a top priority. According to a global study by Network Instruments, 74 percent of survey respondents cited the protection of corporate data as the top concern in moving into the cloud, double the amount of people who were mainly concerned with the issue last year.