The first few years of this decade have seen consumers develop an unprecedented level of interest in the power of connecting devices. For instance, the integration on a smartphone can be mind-boggling. Your phone, camera, email, contacts, calendar, Internet searches, mapping software and even social networks and restaurant review applications are all connected. Integration is seamless, personal and transparent.

So, how does this experience translate to enterprise data systems that span the globe with data sets in the petabytes? It’s easy to integrate apps and have them tied into a network, but enterprises must manage the ever-increasing volume of data generated by this vast level of integration.

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