All the information we ever wanted about business is now at our fingertips, so now the trick is in knowing which data you actually need. Syed Rasheed writes about how being able to connect the right types of data in a supply chain is more important than housing it all under one roof. Between things like Apache Hadoop and social media through which to spread out our resources, it becomes less significant to have all the data in one spot. In fact, a supply chain allows different data to interact and be altered in meaningful ways. Three steps to enabling agile data utilization are as follows:
- Connect: Simultaneously access data from multiple, heterogeneous sources, such as Apache Hadoop and MongoDB.
- Compose: Easily combine and transform data into reusable, business friendly virtual data models and views.
- Consume: Make unified data easily consumable through open standards interfaces.
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