Companies are digitizing and pushing all their operational functions and workflows into IT systems that benefit from so-called ‘big data’ analytics. Using this approach, firms can start to analyze the massive firehose stream of data now being recorded by the Internet of Things (IoT) with its sensors and lasers designed to monitor physical equipment.
They can also start to ingest and crunch through the data streams being produced in every corner of the what is now a software-driven data-driven business model. All well and good, but who is going to do all this work? It looks like your company just had to establish a data engineering department.
Author: Adrian Bridgwater