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The evolving value of data

In our hyperconnected world, data has become the fuel powering business processes, decision-making, and innovation. However, as time progresses, the value of data often diminishes. In a context where milliseconds can make the difference between success and failure, real-time data has become increasingly vital.

Previously, data was typically collected, stored, and then analyzed later, making historical data the cornerstone of decision-making. Nowadays, real-time data, the kind delivered and processed within milliseconds, is taking center stage, driving instant actions and offering transformative insights.

The value of data now lies not just in its volume, but in its real-time accessibility, the ability to manage and analyze an overload of information, and the increasing necessity for stringent security and compliance. Businesses need to adapt to these evolving realities, harnessing the full potential of their data, both now and in the future.

Not all data is created equally

In the data-driven world of today, it's crucial to grasp that not all data holds equal value and that the timing of data processing plays a significant role. The immediacy of data's necessity can widely vary, with some data needing instantaneous attention and other data being beneficial in a less urgent context.

Transactional data

Transactional data, the lifeblood of any commerce operation, relates to individual transactions or updates. While this data often contributes to historical trends and pattern recognition, its real-time value can also be immense. For instance, confirming a customer's purchase or detecting potential fraudulent activity requires immediate attention. These real-time responses not only ensure smooth operations but also enhance customer experience and trust.

Operational data

On the other hand, operational data, which provides immediate insights into customer behavior and business operations, can be a gold mine of information if examined closely. Real-time operational data, such as observing a customer's navigation on a website or tracking their engagement with a particular product, can offer invaluable insights.

The immediate processing of this data can reveal nuances of customer behavior and bottlenecks in business operations. For instance, understanding a recurring hitch in the checkout process or recognizing consistent interest in a specific product can lead to real-time offers or even strategic changes that enhance user experience and customer satisfaction.

Managing data overload

The advent of 5G, AI, and other technologies has led to an explosion of data from various sources. Managing multiple data streams and extracting valuable insights becomes a daunting task.

A data mesh approach allows businesses to keep their legacy systems while managing different types of data. It enables the organization to identify the 'gold' or transformative data amid the sea of information and helps in creating value from this data.

Centralized cloud is not the only answer

Centralized cloud systems have been the backbone of data management and analytics for years. However, as data generation and consumption patterns change, the need for decentralized, edge computing and hyper distributed cloud platforms has become apparent.

Edge computing is about bringing computing power closer to the data source, whether that's a customer's mobile device or an IoT sensor on a factory floor. This allows for faster, real-time processing and decision-making. Use cases range from dynamic ad cohort mapping for over-the-top (OTT) services to autonomous networks for factories and airlines.

Protecting valuable data

With the rising value of data, protecting it has become paramount. Data breaches can lead to severe consequences for both individuals and businesses, including identity theft, loss of customer trust, and hefty fines. Ensuring compliance with various privacy regulations and keeping data secure necessitates a flexible, robust platform with real-time monitoring at the edge.

Macrometa: a step towards the future

Macrometa stands at the forefront of this evolution, offering a hyper distributed cloud platform that makes managing real-time data a seamless process. We provide businesses with the ability to integrate and leverage real-time data with low latency edge computing while simplifying data compliance.

Macrometa’s Global Data Mesh enables businesses to keep their legacy systems while effectively managing different types of data from multiple sources like business partners, suppliers, or logistics. In a world where data's value lies in its immediacy, Macrometa empowers businesses to extract the most out of their data, wherever and whenever it's needed. Macrometa’s Edge Compute provides the ability to quickly process and analyze data at its origin with over 175 points of presence, which means businesses can make real-time decisions that directly benefit their operations. The traditional centralized cloud system isn't the only answer in our fast-evolving digital world.

Macrometa‘s Data Protection has robust measures in place to help ensure data sovereignty and privacy compliance to keep your valuable data safe. You can also perform real-time monitoring capabilities at the same time.

The world of data is rapidly changing. Talk with one of our solution experts to learn how Macrometa is ready to guide you through this evolving landscape, enabling you to harness the full potential of your data, both now and in the future. Or download the Shastra of Macrometa eBook, to explore the value of real-time data, Macrometa principles, and key features.

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