Wal-Mart had a big data problem before it was called “big data.” So did McDonald’s and any number of other massive companies.
Many IT departments go on autopilot. They ask the business for requirements, develop use cases, and then select technologies that fit those requirements.
Much work has been invested in software-defined networks that allow enterprises to define the paths of network traffic using software.
The massive firepower of big data processing systems to distill enormous amounts of data is being combined with real-time information.