The golden era of external big data for businesses has arrived. ”We are entering a gold rush period when it comes to finding and exploiting new forms of data. Acquiring access to data and providing access to other data will become a form of business development.” Well written words from Dan Woods in his Forbes article explaining ”How External Big Data Opens a Disruptive Frontier for Business Intelligence”.
It has become essential for businesses to take serious consideration of external data and how to use it for their own benefit. Besides collecting data, businesses need to create an API-based nervous and vascular system to understand and transport external data. This is where import•io comes in and changes the way data is created, exchanged, and used. It leads to new forms of business relationships and a distributed system for access and analysis to support them. By using the import•io data marketplace and toolset users are able to start locating, exploring, evaluating, analysing, mixing, and operationalizing external big data.
Import•io has developed a vascular system that allows data to flow in needed quantities. Data owners can publish their data using the import•io platform and data users can easily find it, integrate their own mixes of data, and use code snippets to quickly integrate the data through the import•io API into an app. Want to try it yourself? Visit import.io and sign up for the free beta.
by Eleni Velonaki