Oracle Cloud provides several big data services and deployment models. The big data service choices enable you to start at the cost and capability level suitable to your use case and give you the flexibility to adapt your choices as your requirements change over time. Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data SQL Cloud Service enable and end-to-end offering combining Oracle’s rich analytics platform with the leading Hadoop distribution in a seamless, integrated, secure Data Lake. Oracle uniquely offers these services in Public Cloud and as Cloud @ Customer. On top of this, Oracle offers the highly scalable and secure Oracle Big Data Appliance to run an on-premises, high-performance Hadoop and Spark platform.
Put simply, big data is larger, more complex data sets, especially from new data sources. These data sets are so voluminous that traditional data processing software just can’t manage them. But these massive volumes of data can be used to address business problems you wouldn’t have been able to tackle before.
Data has intrinsic value. But it’s of no use until that value is discovered. Equally important: How truthful is your data—and how much can you rely on it?
Today, big data has become capital. Think of some of the world’s biggest tech companies. A large part of the value they offer comes from their data, which they’re constantly analyzing to produce more efficiency and develop new products.
Recent technological breakthroughs have exponentially reduced the cost of data storage and compute, making it easier and less expensive to store more data than ever before. With an increased volume of big data now cheaper and more accessible, you can make more accurate and precise business decisions.
Finding value in big data isn’t only about analyzing it (which is a whole other benefit). It’s an entire discovery process that requires insightful analysts, business users, and executives who ask the right questions, recognize patterns, make informed assumptions, and predict behavior.