Data Analytics Is Everywhere
Advances in computational speed and the introduction of modern analytic strategies (e.g., the rise of highly parallel, distributed processing) have catalyzed the creation of many powerful analytic tools. Applying those tools to enterprise data sets can yield important insights that inform critical business decisions. Unfortunately, since many enterprises operate across multiple environments, sites, and geographies, their data sets are often isolated within various storage silos, making global analysis very challenging.
Collecting data from multiple sites can require complex coordination between users and/or applications.
Managing cross-site aggregation and analysis can be extremely tedious and delay "time to result".
The fragmented nature of cross-site data makes it difficult to integrate data sources and streams across sites.