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Scale Up Big Data Strategies with Advanced Analytics in Businesses

Chandan Gaur | 26 December 2022

Scale Up Big Data Strategies with Advanced Analytics in Businesses


The debt between cloud and edge computing strategies is still a contention point for many packaging control engineers. However, most believe that smart factories in an Industry 4.0 setting must effectively capture, analyze and prepare visuals for data from machines and production lines to improve equipment efficiency and production processes. A cloud-based architecture facilitates the development, deployment, and management of software. It also includes serving as an application data platform, scaling an application, and encouraging millions of user interactions, among other things. Vast amounts of data are stored, and perform analytics, resulting in powerful visualizations. Then there's edge computing, which involves performing applications, services, and computational data analysis outside of a centralized data center. Edge computing is closely related to the Internet of Things. It's a departure from the current computing cloud model, in which all the exciting stuff happens in data centers. Rather than using local resources to collect and send data to the cloud, decisions occur on local servers.

Advance Analytics Journey

  1. Data-gathering tools, data cleansing techniques, and advanced analytics skill support are some of the most complex data analytics elements that still exist today.

  2. It has taken years to enter the automated era of business analytics, where even non-technical business users can use self-service analytics powered by AI or machine learning.

  3. One of the least known and critical components of Advanced Analytics, according to many experts, is the handling of data assets themselves.

  4. Market analytics will continue to fail to incorporate best practices unless strong data protection, data security, and data governance policies are in place.

A data pipeline is a collection of tools and processes that automates data movement and transformation between a source system and a target repository.Know more about What is a Data Pipeline?

What are Big data Strategies for organizations?

In its most basic sense, data strategy is a formal plan for enhancing and maintaining Data Quality, Data Protection, and Data Access within an organization. A comprehensive Data Strategy will also involve creating new revenue sources from data and using data to gain a competitive advantage. The most well-developed data Strategy followed in an organization will include preparing architectures, processing data, policies, and data management standards.

Some important points:-

  1. For innovations like big data to thrive, a robust Data Governance program is critical, where Data Strategy comes in.

  2. The word "Data Strategy" is used in the business world to describe a well-balanced mix of operational, technological, and enforcement initiatives that increase data confidence.

  3. According to the Salesforce, article Strengthen Your Business Intelligence with Data Strategy, the secret to data analytics in companies is having an optimal Data Strategy or Data.

  4. Governance. Almost 70% of executives believe that a different business unit should handle data goods or services.

Challenges for Big Data with Advanced Analytics

Cleaning and preparing data gathered from diverse sources such as social, electronic, sensors, and weblogs have traditionally been the key challenge.

  1. With the advent of Big Data and related innovations such as Hadoop and IoT, the Data Management challenge has become more complex.

  2. Many things are happening on the analytics side, like advanced predictive and prescriptive analytics tools are in ordinary business users' hands. Despite this, it is not happening due to insufficient data quality.

  3. Furthermore, while many business users want to use predictive analytics, there is a severe shortage of skills in using the more sophisticated or specialized tools embedded in BI platforms.

A data mesh is a type of decentralised data architecture that organises data by business domain.Read more about Adopt or not to Adopt Data Mesh?

Big Data into Intelligence: Advance Analytics for Actionable Insights

Advanced analytics is quickly becoming a key differentiator for companies in an increasingly competitive business environment, and organizations can no longer afford to disregard it.
Informed decisions based on data could spell the difference between success and failure. For example, businesses use data analytics to understand their clients and enter new markets.
Despite these promising figures, the Deloitte report states that low data quality, a lack of professional expertise, insufficient IT infrastructure, and a lack of management support are the most significant obstacles to the widespread adoption of data analytics.

Impact of Big Data strategies on different organizations

  1. Architecture-related Risks: Although big data does not limit the reach or structure of data storage platforms, large volumes of data can lead to data replication, poor data quality, and data governance issues. Data are linking, and relevance issues may arise from integrated data structures. Finally, a skills shortage in the field of big data architectures can be a long-term issue.

  2. Governance Risks: For data to be of high quality, well-governed, and safe, sound data strategies such as data ownership and control must develop and enforce.

    Management-related Risks: Since big data allows for fast and inexpensive access to several data sources, there is a possibility of "noise" and data pollution. Such concerns could block the enterprise's analytics activities if management does not prepare for implementation, assistance, and big data training.

  3. Technical-capability Risks: Big data experts are highly qualified and seasoned professionals who are not for everybody. To ensure that adequately trained big data experts are present in every analytics team, companies may need to reconsider their training and project strategies.

  4. Quality Risks: For multi-structured, multi-channel files, quality control is a constant concern, and fixing errors can be costly. Existing Data Governance models might need to be tweaked to accommodate new data forms.

  5. Security Risks: Since security has always been a significant concern for any form of business data, organizations must have consistent and rigorous security policies as part of their overall Data Strategy to gain the data community's confidence. Big data may be vulnerable to piracy or corruption due to related technology like the cloud or smartphone, but only laws and policies will mitigate these negative consequences.

  6. Privacy Risks: Traditional data protection approaches such as encryption, key coding, and data sharing are used, but in the case of big data, current policies need to be checked and updated based on potential privacy risks.

A big data architecture is intended to handle the ingestion, processing, and analysis of data that is either too large or too complex for traditional database systems.Click to explore Top 9 Challenges of Big Data Architecture

Let’s Sum up

Running advanced algorithms on a local edge computer reduces cloud bandwidth requirements and provides a cost-effective solution for Big Data-guided process optimization. That does not, however, imply that a packaging facility should disconnect from the cloud. In the age of IIoT, it's critical to collect and access data through an entire operation. It can also complete research and decision-making activities on local hardware first.

Local monitoring with edge computing is also the most effective way to boost individual machine performance. On the other hand, the cloud is the perfect tool for comparing various engines, production lines, or manufacturing sites. When these used together can maximize a company's Big Data techniques.