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Start Moving Data Management Capabilities Toward the Edge

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00340203

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman

Summary

Data is growing more distributed via digital platforms, explosion of connecting devices and the IoT. As a result, data and analytics leaders must adapt their data management strategy and infrastructure to enable edge capabilities to provide support wherever data resides.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Data and analytics use cases and solutions require support for new distributed data architectures that is beyond data and analytics leaders' current data management capabilities
  • Distributed data requires distributed data management capabilities, compelling data and analytics leaders to rebalance their ability to bring processing to data at the edge
  • Edge computing and other distributed environments will challenge data management technology provider capabilities, resulting in data and analytics leaders having to more closely scrutinize how they navigate the related technology markets

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