Enterprises of every kind and every size are drowning in data. And that’s not only because it’s being created at record rates by points and clicks, likes and tweets, not to mention the Internet of Things.
There’s also content and other kinds of information that’s not being used at the moment, but can’t be trashed because of regulatory requirements. It might be needed later and, heck, someday it could even turn out to be golden.
Needless to say, keeping everything where it is has associated costs — production systems become unnecessarily taxed by inactive data, backups become more burdensome, decommissioned apps remain on standby for compliance reasons and the mere thought of moving to another platform and taking it all somewhere else, in its current format, becomes both daunting and impractical.
Structured data, unstructured content, print streams, xml from all kinds of applications, at scale, from across the enterprise. Today’s problems can’t be solved with yesterday’s tools.