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Innovation at Scale Without a Data Platform? Think Again!
August 26, 2020 Blog


A fun comparison of data analysis is to compare it to when the radioactive spider bit Peter Parker, turning him into the superhero we all know as Spiderman. The arachnid encounter gave him new capabilities, enhanced his skills and made him perceive things he could not see before.

Similarly, data can greatly help businesses improve and expand their operations, starting from internal systems to external clients and customers. With data as one of their greatest assets, they could truly gain “superpowers” that can tremendously increase their capacity to innovate.

Innovation through data can help enterprises to revolutionise the business landscape, creating ripples of change in whatever industry they’re in and even create new markets. A stark example is how data is providing companies with a 360 view of their customers. With the knowledge of what their customers want, companies can see hidden assets and make predictions to provide the best of services to clients. Not only that, but data also enables enterprises to better understand their capabilities as well as weaknesses and ultimately unlock their hidden potential.

For the uninitiated, it may be staggeringly difficult to achieve even one game-changing innovation. However, businesses that play their cards right with regards to data are able to make innovation ongoing, sustainable and repeatable.

The problem is that data is not only growing at exponential rates, it is dispersed across more places than ever before. Enterprises must have a robust and comprehensive data platform in place that can combine all these data sources into one meaningful data lake before innovation can take place.

Cloudera is a company that has the experience and technology to make innovation at scale possible. With the enterprise data cloud approach, Cloudera provides cloud-native services to manage and secure the entire data lifecycle, from ingest to experimentation, from the Edge to AI, in any cloud or data centre.

Innovation at scale also means keeping in mind the expansion and growth of the business well into the future. Data-centric enterprises should utilise a platform that is scalable no matter how quickly their data repositories grow and how large they become.

Cloudera can help them futureproof their business and adapt to emerging technologies with its modern, open platform and enterprise tools – which is enabling clients to build and deploy AI solutions at scale, efficiently and securely, anywhere they want.

When it comes to futureproofing, having an open-source platform is also necessary for companies to avoid vendor lock-in. Cloudera’s platform is 100 per cent open source technology. It enables enterprises to implement IoT solutions for mission-critical use cases in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, retail and public sector.

Above all else, it allows them to adopt a data strategy that can handle highly diversified and large data volumes at high velocities. To find out how businesses around the world are able to innovate at scale with Cloudera Data Platform, click here.