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Monday 12 December 2016

Data past, data present and data future

Database and data management practices are changing and new practices need to be adaptive and agile. Here are a few data thoughts for data past, data present and data future.

Data of Christmas Past
  •  Reports and dashboards have become standard place within the business. 
  •  Big data is just the new look of data.
  • DevOps has become mainstream.
Data of Christmas Present
  • There is an increasing plethora of database architecture designs to choose from which means selecting the right design and database engine for the right job is harder than before.
  • Business is driving the need for data. 
  • Best practice delivery is hard in a fast changing environment. 
  • Complexity is increasing in a diverse landscape.
Data of Christmas Yet to Come 
  • The face of database administration is changing with multiple of types of engines, tools, applications and cloud offerings. 
  •  It is necessary to have broad range of database knowledge to ensure best practice configurations are deployed for the plethora of tools.  
  • Predicative analytics are becoming critical for business. 
  • Deep learning utilizes machine learning to model data at high levels of abstraction which will transform how we live.
  • Research is starting to become embedded in industry with the need to drive the next innovation.

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