Organizations are increasingly launching Big Data initiatives to discover new insights and drive new business value. Almost half of all firms recently surveyed by Tata Consultancy Services are using Big Data; however, a recent Infochimps survey revealed over half of all projects are not completed or fail to meet expectations.
The single greatest challenge to making these projects successful is gathering data from information silos - structured and unstructured, internal and external:
If "breaking down business silos" has been a mantra in companies for a while now, perhaps it hasn't been repeated enough: respondents rate "Getting Data from Siloed Sources" as their most significant Big Data challenge.
— Infochimps: CIOs & Big Data: What your IT Team wants you to Know (2013).
And companies that expect much bigger ROI initiatives report using much more external and unstructured data:
The leaders that we identified from our survey respondents...are far more likely to recognize the value of both unstructured and external data than are the laggards.
— Tata Consultancy Services: The Emerging Big Returns on Big Data (2013).
Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) effectively resolves these challenges.
AIE was built from the ground up as a highly agile unified information access platform, freely combining and linking all data and content, including Hadoop, empowering organizations to "Analyze Everything."
Attivio AIE is an agile platform of innovation that's ideal for creating new business value from Big Data projects:
Fortune 100 and innovative startups alike are utilizing Attivio’s Active intelligence Engine, to rapidly combine and present a wide variety of information sources for a new world of analytics, to reveal new business insights and opportunities that create meaningful business value.
Attivio understands the increasingly important role Big Data plays in the enterprise...Enterprises that are already experimenting with Hadoop and other Big Data technologies should consider the AIE platform to bring Big Data insights to business users and to demonstrate the power of Big Data to executives.
— Jeff Kelly, Wikibon