Businesses of all types getting handle on unstructured data
Organizations of all kinds are using unstructured data in a variety of ways, according to a recent Information Management report. The news source explained that Seton Healthcare Family in Texas, for example, is leveraging this information to improve how it readmits patients for drug and alcohol abuse by providing more effective interventions.
BNY Mellon has taken its unstructured data and integrated it with its transparent files to gain greater insight into its customers' buying habits and to improve its overall collaboration throughout the firm, according to the news source.
The utility industry is also benefiting greatly from the use of unstructured data, according to Information Management. Companies throughout the field can determine the severity of power outages or surges in the hopes of improving how they predict future outcomes.
The U.S government is also coming to grips with unstructured data, implementing several solutions to help it manage the hundreds of petabytes of information it produces annually, the report said.
A recent report by Microsoft suggested that the world will create more data in the next five years than it has in the previous 5,000 combined. There is no doubt that unstructured data will play a major role in this development, which is why Microsoft suggested that businesses use tools like Hadoop and others to manage such information more effectively.
Eron Kelly, general manager of product marketing for Microsoft SQL Server, said that understanding data is crucial moving forward.
"It's an inevitable reality of our new world that more and more data is being generated," said Eron Kelly, general manager of product marketing at Microsoft SQL Server. "Those able to derive insights from that data will make better decisions and will be more efficient, and they'll move whatever agenda it is that they have forward much faster than those that don't."