The three keys to a successful, data-driven 2020
It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that data growth is on the up, but what may be less widely known is that the places where data is being generated are starting to change rapidly. Businesses will start to see how more of their data is being produced in the cloud or the edge, rather than in traditional data centres. The main impact of this will be on how these businesses analyse and understand their data in these locations, and then how they manage it there, without the need to use a data centre as a go-between.
For 2020, there are three main areas that are predicted to experience the most change when it comes to data:
Data at the edge needs data management at the edge
Edge buildout is already happening, and its pace is accelerating with trends like IoT, self-driving cars, and biometrics. IDC predicts that, by 2023, 50% of all enterprise IT infrastructure will be deployed at the edge, up from 10% today. More apps are generating much more data at the edge, raising the question of why data should not be better understood and managed directly at the edge. Imagine if you could analyse data, figure out what data is useful and needs to be brought back to the data centre, and directly process the rest of the data at the edge itself without having to first move it all. This is why edge data management will rise in importance over the next few years.