Making Data Manageable for Business Analytics

How can an organization manage and curate large, unstructured volumes of data to help inform business decisions and operations?

Each week, the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) collects terabytes of data from thousands of air, ground, and sea missions around the globe. That data comes from dozens of different commands, countries, and agencies with differing data collection standards and curation practices.

This paper provides a use case of how businesses can successfully organize and leverage big data sets to inform organizational decision making.

  • How do you get started with a big data (data lake) project?
  • What needs to be considered when implementing an enterprise-level data solution?
  • What are the major pitfalls or risks when creating a data lake?
  • How should an enterprise govern the data lake and the personnel that access it?


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