Industry stats repeatedly point to the simple fact that big data isn’t just here to stay—its prominence is growing. In fact, big data is redefining how organizations operate and make business decisions. While a diverse group of stakeholders are driving big data’s utilization—from IT and execs to marketing and finance—it is still up to IT to make it work. And, as with any initiative, IT needs to make choices around which tools to use both short and long term. This paper provides a checklist for IT to use when managing the ever-growing workloads in a big data environment—and its fit within the enterprise.
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