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Lumada for DataOps — Innovate with Data

By Sanjay Chikarmane

DataOps is data management for the AI era. It offers new opportunities for emerging industry leaders by simultaneously instituting agility, improving quality, and increasing production success. Here, I will outline how you can solve some of your biggest data management issues with Lumada solutions, which power some of the top organizations in the world.

Let’s first discuss data friction and how to remove it. Data friction is caused by manual and stovepipe processes that interfere with data cohesion, slow down innovation, increase cost overruns, and expose your organization to risk.

In the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), data must be frictionless. For most companies, only 20 percent of ML models are deployed and only 15 percent of big data projects ever succeed due to data friction. However, the companies that can remove data friction outperform their peers in growth, profits, and market valuation.

DataOps is here to help. DataOps removes data friction to deliver more agile and automated approaches to data management. It offers new opportunities to leverage your existing data by bringing agile principles to data to improve cross-functional communication — and it allows your data to move seamlessly from edge to multicloud.

Lumada automates DataOps
Hitachi’s Lumada solutions automate DataOps for operational agility, governance, and analytics. With Lumada, the strengths of AI, ML and rule-based systems are woven into data management. Lumada provides a metadata-driven path toward intelligent data operations at enterprise scale. It uses intelligent automation, data team collaboration, and flexible run times — and it works with your existing infrastructure to remove frequent bottlenecks in the DataOps lifecycle. You’ll find this drives simplicity and governance and enables data-driven outcomes.

With more and more data created and processed outside of conventional data management systems, the need for DataOps could not be more important. Gartner states by 2025, 75% of enterprise-generated data will occur outside of a data center or the cloud.[1] For example, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is one of the companies bringing Lumada data-driven intelligence to help advance its theme park operations. Together, Hitachi Vantara and Disney Parks are collaborating to create intelligent, data-driven solutions to increase the operational efficiency of their shows and attractions. [2]

Lumada powers DataOps 
Like many companies, you may have a wide collection of data systems and tools, with data silos that are complex, expensive, and hard to maintain. Your business users may not always trust the resulting data. Lumada can help you convert this into a well-governed, agile, and cost-effective data foundation — your data fabric — with highly automated data discovery, data governance, and data management. Here are three steps to get there.

Step 1: DataOps for data integration and agility
Lumada automates operational agility through integration and smart data placement to transform your data landscape from brittle data silos to an agile data fabric. It allows you to integrate, cost, and business optimize your data systems across clouds, data centers, and from the edge of the network. And you can manage your data pipelines at scale.

Step 2: DataOps for governance with catalogs
Once you’ve automated your data fabric, you’ll want to govern it. With Lumada, you can prepare validated and enriched data, protect sensitive data and let your business stakeholders auto-discover the information they need. Lumada’ s data catalog provides a unique patented technology called “digital fingerprinting” that uses AI, ML, and rule-based systems to automate the discovery and classification of data assets.

Step 3: DataOps for analytics, ML and AI
Once you have clean, governed, and accessible data, you’ll want to analyze it to drive AI-based decision making. Lumada enables self-service data access and the building and execution of data pipelines without the need to code. You can make your business data-driven by empowering your business users to build and deploy their own pipelines, analytics, dashboards and reports — increasing your analytics success and agility while reducing cost.

Lumada for DataOps: Data Services Portfolio
Lumada Data Services deliver the multicloud data fabric to drive your business innovation — and it works with your existing systems to make your data assets more agile and visible. These services are delivered through a mature and growing portfolio of products that allow you to address some of your most pressing data management requirements.

  • Pentaho Data Integration and Business Analytics
  • Lumada Data Catalog
  • Lumada Data Optimizer for Hadoop
  • Lumada Data Lake
  • Lumada Edge Intelligence

It’s never been more important to manage your multicloud environment, drive governance and data protection, and implement a modern analytics and data science infrastructure. With Lumada, you can start from where you are and select only the components to address your immediate needs and scale from there — or deploy the entire suite and start innovating with your data.

Learn more on how you can innovate with data:

[1] https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/what-edge-computing-means-for-infrastructure-and-operations-leaders/

[2] https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/disney-world-disneyland-resort.html

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