110 Reasons for Moving to a Converged Data Platform
2Apps Automate Real-Time Adjustments to Improve Business Performance
3Real-Time Analytical Insight
4Lower Total Cost of Ownership
This emanates from more efficient sharing of resources on a converged platform. Rather than create separate clusters that require separate resource allocation that leads to underutilization across the data center, a converged data platform leads to better utilization and thus fewer hardware expenditures.
5Faster Application Development
A converged platform can speed up development of any type of application because it can handle greater volumes of data to add into the development process. Identifying more use cases and more business value from data becomes easier as related—but previously disparate—data sets are correlated in the same platform.
6Reduced Cluster Sprawl
7Consistency in Administration
A converged platform generally results in a consistent, unified framework for administration, business continuity, security and data governance. Responsibilities for maintaining data value, including enforcing policies and strategies around business continuity, security and governance, can get overwhelming when you have disparate silos to manage with different administrative controls.
8Reduced Data Duplication
9Enables Use of New-Gen Tools
A broad range of open-source projects are now available for converged platforms that provide a rich diversity of processing options. Big data requires the use of many different technologies, since you’re dealing with many data types and different goals. Having a range of cost-effective tools at your disposal gives you the agility to deliver on important initiatives.
10Less Development Effort for Integrating Separate Workloads
11Provides Local Data Access to Enterprisewide Data
A converged data platform can be deployed in many locations around the world, so that distinct user locations can access a cluster in a local data center with high speed and minimized latency. At the same time, each user group can be given access to an enterprisewide view of the data without enduring the latency of accessing geographically remote data centers.