Database Trends and Applications, January 16th, 2017
Much like “The Blob” in science-fiction movies, machine data is growing rapidly – so much that it may expand beyond organizations’ control. This data comes from applications, servers, sensors, storage, security systems and networks, and IDC has projected that it will comprise 42% of all data by 2020.
As most organizations have realized, storage solutions of the past simply weren’t designed to handle and manage the volume and types of machine data now being generated. And without a solution that can manage machine data, the “blob” threatens to overwhelm IT departments with added costs, hardware resources and demands on IT teams.
Forward-looking organizations can tame machine data and transform it into a strategic asset. By taking the following actions, companies can harness the value of machine data and put it to work: