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issue 32, Nov 2016
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Dear Readers,

Greetings from Swan Solutions!

As we battle out the immediate impacts of demonetisation and await to see what long-term benefit it will bring, I was mulling over a different aspect. The whole demonetisation conundrum would have been much different if we could predict its consequences in advance!

Imagine If we had used technology to analyse the current and historic data to know the future probabilities. We could have prepared ourselves to deal with the actual situation in a better way and avoided a whole lot of unpleasant surprises.

Interestingly, isn't this exactly what Big Data analytics has been promising - to quickly convert data into informed decisions and sensible action?

While we don't know whether the Indian Government used Big Data for its demonetisation drive, we have clearly seen a spike in the adoption of this technology among our customers. Those who make use of Big Data technologies effectively are seeing tangible rewards. If you are not in the big leagues yet, now is the time!


Tech Trend
How is Big Data Changing?

Over the years, Big Data has evolved from being an ambiguous concept to one that is essential to provide competitive differentiation to companies. The Big data ecosystem evolved quite fast, with the addition of innovative and disruptive solutions and tools, which were received well by businesses.

A Forrester report, which analysed the market comprehensively, came up with this important finding - "In 2016, almost 40% of global data and analytics decision-makers say their firms are implementing as well as expanding big data technology and solutions, and another 30% are planning to adopt big data in the next 12 months."

The research agency is foreseeing an explosion in growth for Big data solutions like Hadoop, NoSQL, big data integration, data virtualization, and in-memory data fabric.

In this customer-centric economy, organizations are trying to leverage unstructured data to further enrich customer insights and improve it on a regular basis. And the good news is, help is at hand. Machine learning, predictive analysis and real-time insights will soon make it possible for businesses across the globe to take Big data to a whole new level.

Most importantly, Big data tools will be made accessible to business users, instead of restricting it to the data scientists alone. With data becoming a strategic asset for organizations, analysts are seeing the role of CDOs (Chief Data Officers) gaining power and prestige in the coming days. Big data is going to be a truly exciting space to watch out!.

Title Big Wins
Blade Server order worth 3.98CR from BFSI

Swan Solutions won a large deal worth Rs 3.98 CR from one of its large BFSI client for HPE Blade Enclosures & Servers. Customer wanted to expand their Virtualization platform at DC & DR which would bring additional compute capacity at both these sites.
CIO Review Selects Swan as India's Most Promising Microsoft Solution Provider

CIO-Review covers Swan Solutions in its Nov 2016 issue of "20 Most Promising Microsoft Solution providers in India". Click here to read full article of Mr. Sandip Gaonkar (Solution Architect - Microsoft) on how Swan helps customers use Microsoft products, services, softwares and devices to solve and understand new possibilities for their business.

Expert Tips
Unlock the Potential of Big Data with 'SQL on Hadoop'

Accessing Big data need not be restricted to the privileged few any more. SQL on Hadoop is a set of applications that allows you to run SQL-based queries on Hadoop clusters. It opens up big data to a bigger audience that have limited tech know-how, making data analysis easier and more accessible. SQL on Hadoop also addresses the compatibility issues by allowing users to plug in any analytic or reporting tool to analyse the data. However, organizations should do a detailed study before choosing from a wide range of SQL on Hadoop engines.
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