Big Data, Power Platform & Business Apps
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What exactly is big data?
The definition of big data is data that contains greater variety, arriving in increasing volumes and with more velocity. (the three Vs) Put simply, big data is larger, more complex data sets, especially from new data sources. These data sets are so voluminous that traditional data processing software just can’t manage them. But these massive volumes of data can be used to address business problems you wouldn’t have been able to tackle before.
Two more Vs have emerged over the past few years: value and veracity. Data has intrinsic value. But it’s of no use until that value is discovered. Equally important: How truthful is your data—and how much can you rely on it?
Today, big data has become capital. Think of some of the world’s biggest tech companies. A large part of the value they offer comes from their data, which they’re constantly analyzing to produce more efficiency and develop new products.
Recent technological breakthroughs have exponentially reduced the cost of data storage and compute, making it easier and less expensive to store more data than ever before. With an increased volume of big data now cheaper and more accessible, you can make more accurate and precise business decisions.
Finding value in big data isn’t only about analyzing it (which is a whole other benefit). It’s an entire discovery process that requires insightful analysts, business users, and executives who ask the right questions, recognize patterns, make informed assumptions, and predict behavior.
How MDS Can Help Your Big Data
Big data gives you new insights that open up new opportunities and business models. Getting started involves three key actions:
1. Integrate. Big data brings together data from many disparate sources and applications. Traditional data integration mechanisms, such as extract, transform, and load (ETL) generally aren’t up to the task. It requires new strategies and technologies to analyze big data sets at terabyte, or even petabyte, scale. During integration, MDS can help you to bring in the data, process it, and make sure it’s formatted and available in a form that your business analysts can get started with or for us to analyze.
2. Manage. Big data requires storage. Your storage solution can be in the cloud, on premises, or both. You can store your data in any form you want and bring your desired processing requirements and necessary process engines to those data sets on an on-demand basis. Many people choose their storage solution according to where their data is currently residing. The cloud is gradually gaining popularity because it supports your current compute requirements and enables you to spin up resources as needed. Let us evaluate your needs and provide guidance and services.
3. Analyze. Your investment in big data pays off when you analyze and act on your data. Get new clarity with a visual analysis of your varied data sets. Explore the data further to make new discoveries. Share your findings with others. Build data models with machine learning and artificial intelligence. MDS can help you put your data to work.
Big Data Use Cases
Big data can help you address a range of business activities, from customer experience to analytics. Here are just a few.
Work together to meet challenges effectively with the Power Platform—analyze big data, build solutions, automate processes, and create virtual agents.
The Power Platform
The Power Platform is more than the sum of its parts. Connect all of the parts and build end-to-end business solutions. Learn how your organization prospers when you empower employees to create solutions for themselves and others.
Power BI. Make informed, confident business decisions by putting data-driven insights into everyone’s hands.
Power Apps. Turn ideas into organizational solutions by enabling everyone to build custom apps that solve business challenges.
Power Automate. Boost business productivity to get more done by giving everyone the ability to automate organizational processes.
Power Virtual Agents. Easily build chatbots to engage conversationally with your customers and employees—no coding required.
Gain a competitive advantage by linking all your data
Connect to hundreds of data sources using a library of connectors and Dataverse—bringing your data together for a single source of truth while you uncover insights as well as customize and extend existing product capabilities.