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Hortonworks’ Big Data Scorecard

Often times, the journey to data driven business transformation can not only be challenging, but also confusing. The first step towards overcoming this challenge is mapping out the journey to fully utilize the value of your company's Big Data. This begins with understanding how the maturity of your organization enables or inhibits your ability to strategically pursue Big Data programs. Hortonworks provides several tools to help companies in their journey. One is something they call the Big Data Maturity Model:

The Hortonworks Big Data Maturity Model: 

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  • At the top of this maturity model are businesses that are transforming through Big Data. These leaders embrace data as currency, and are creating new value streams through predictive analytics.
  • The second tier of the model focuses on companies that are optimizing operational performance across three dimensions: the customer lifecycle, product lifecycle and facility lifecycle.
  • At the lower rungs of maturity, are companies exploring or merely aware of their Big Data opportunity. The exploring companies are seeing consensus emerge on the potential of Big Data and beginning to fund limited Hadoop experiments with localized intent.
  • Many newcomers to the Big Data space are simply aware of the Big Data opportunity, but have not taken meaningful steps to integrate data into business strategies or processes beyond historical analysis

The unique value in this approach to assessing Big Data maturity is that it helps business leaders understand and evaluate the essential focus areas for accelerating business transformations. Leaders can couple the Big Data Scorecard with an opportunity to plot a strategic path forward.

Find more information on Hortownworks' Big Data Maturity Model here.

The information was found on Hortonworks.com; credit goes to author Vishal Dhanuka.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com