6 October 2015 blogs Klaas Hulder 3 min read
Last week, Savision was an exhibitor at the Big Data Expo in Utrecht. In total there were about 60 companies in attendance all claiming they do something with Big Data and all with their own definition of the term. The common thread is that they all work with large data sets.
We all know Big Data is a buzzword and that there are multiple definitions. Back in 1997 – way before Big Data was a buzzword – the term was first used by NASA to describe a problem they had with visualization. Their data sets were so large that they didn’t fit in either main memory or local disk space.
Since then definitions have included:
- “Data of a very large size, typically to the extent that its manipulation and management present significant logistical challenges.”
- “An all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complexthat it becomes difficult to process using on-hand data management tools or traditional data processing applications.”
- “Datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze.”
- “The ability of society to harness information in novel ways to produce useful insights or goods and services of significant value” and “…things one can do at a large scale that cannot be done at a smaller one, to extract new insights or create new forms of value.” (Book: Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier)
- “The broad range of new and massive data types that have appeared over the last decade or so.” (Book: Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities by Tom Davenport)
- “The new tools helping us find relevant data and analyze its implications.”
- “The convergence of enterprise and consumer IT.”
- “The shift (for enterprises) from processing internal data to mining external data.”
- “The shift (for individuals) from consuming data to creating data.”
- “The belief that the more data you have the more insights and answers will rise automatically from the pool of ones and zeros.”
- “A new attitude by businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and individuals that combining data from multiple sources could lead to better decisions.”
In Live Maps we provide the ability to layer geoinformatics, environmental, and public utility infrastructure data on top of IT operational data on an interactive map. You can then, for example, correlate storm information to data center power outages.
The real-time diagnostic feature within Live Maps will automatically calibrate itself with appropriate performance thresholds using historical data. This allows you to quickly see abnormal behavior in your IT environment without having to perform any manual configuration.
We continue to investigate how we can use analytics on top of operational data to drive business value and efficiencies, so we can further enhance our Business Service and Cloud Capacity Management Solutions. If you would like to know how Live Maps can add value to your business, please read more here or contact one of our experts.
Lead Developer- Savision
Klaas is Savision’s first employee. He has been working for Savision since it was founded by Dennis Rietvink and Douwe van de Voort in late 2006. At the moment he is leading the development team responsible for the development of Live Maps. He has over 17 years of software development experience working for banks, utility and telecom companies at EDS.
Klaas studied Information and Communication Technology in the Netherlands.