Wayne Eckerson points out in a recent report that, "Business intelligence (Bl) is fueled by two opposing forces: top-down BI, in which the corporate IT group imposes standards on the delivery of data and reports to ensure a single version of truth, and bottom-up BI, in which business unit analysts create their own reports with custom data sets." Or more simply, it's the data warehouse folks versus the fans of Hadoop and the data lake when building a modern data architecture.
As more and more organizations adopt Hadoop, it's just a matter of time before these two groups have to reach some kind of working agreement—aka the modern or "hybrid" data architecture.
Plenty of organizations deal with massive data volumes in a variety of file types. But few have to provide a responsive web search interface to massive content in more than 200 languages.
SCOLA (Satellite Communications for Learning) manages a growing repository of 85 TBS that span text files, PDFs, MP3s, digital video, and more. Started by Jesuit priest Leland Lubbers on the campus of Creighton University, SCOLA uses modern information technology to help the people of the world learn about their cultures, languages and ideologies. And that requires powerful search that’s also easy to use.
Another fiscal year has come to a close, and we at Attivio have never been more excited about what’s to come. Our entry into the Big Data market is filling a void that enterprises struggle with every day.
We understand that data is a strategic asset that, when made accessible to everyone in the organization, can lead to smarter, faster decisions, pushing past the competition in ways that didn’t seem possible.
We’ve built a platform that accelerates data discovery and the resulting analysis, and in the process, have helped numerous enterprises do more with their data than ever before.
Enterprise search is back in the news—with a twist. Companies that really want to accelerate their results with BI and Big Data are looking to enterprise search as a way to help business analysts quickly find the data they need. Note that I said “data,” not information. Enterprise search has always been thought of as a way to find unstructured content in file shares like SharePoint. But now, it’s being applied to strucutured data as well. And if a search solution can combine data with unstructured content so much the better.
How Enterprise Search and Big Data Find Common Purpose
Forrester’s 2015 Wave on Search and Knowledge-based Discovery is out, offering a fresh perspective on the evolution of search-based applications. We are pleased that Forrester designated Attivio as a Leader in this category and that the evolution described suggests an important connection between next-generation search and the opportunities of Big Data.
How Search-Based Applications Are Changing Enterprise Search
Gartner’s 2015 Enterprise Search Magic Quadrant documents the arrival of a new generation of search-based applications – leaving behind the ‘single search box’ and the contextual, but unscalable search app. With its arrival in the Leader quadrant, Attivio signals the market’s shift to a unified search platform capable of supporting an unlimited number of context-aware applications – at enterprise scale. Why?