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InterSystems 2018 Prediction: The Year of Ubiquitous Data in Flight

VMblog Predictions 2018

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2018.  Read them in this 10th annual series exclusive.

Contributed by Steve Brunner, Director of Software Development at InterSystems

2018: The Year of Ubiquitous Data in Flight

By 2026, McKinsey estimates that commercial drones-both corporate and consumer applications-will have an annual impact of $31 billion to $46 billion on the country's GDP. In 2018, the growth of commercial drone activity will generate big data that organizations will want to secure and monetize. This is yet another example of how in today's competitive business environment organizations need to use all of their assets to make critical business decisions to drive revenue, including data from multiple (sometimes unlikely) sources. To be successful, they will need real-time access to data to make accurate, timely, and actionable decisions before the opportunity is lost. Drone data, for example, could provide retailers more insight into customer demographics and the effectiveness of customer service programs.

To take it one step further, this also ties into serverless computing, where one thinks of, and builds, applications based on the services that are needed. Some data operated on it will need to be persisted and some won't, but it's all available to be used. Organizations will want to make all serverless data actionable so that they can make business decisions in real-time that will impact their revenue. 


About the Author

Steve Brunner 

As Director of Software Development, Steve Brunner is responsible for delivering commercial software products. Prior to joining InterSystems he held similar roles at eCopy, ATG, AVS, Software Publishing Corp., and SPSS.

Published Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:05 AM by David Marshall
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