You've probably heard that "data is the new oil" before. That’s a really cool analogy – said somebody in 2006. Now, this perspective has become a trope. Yet...it still depicts what Data Engineering is really well. That’s why we’re going to disappoint and talk about Data Engineering with gasoline analogies once again. But don't leave; we promise it's worth reading.
Last year, online sales on Black Friday hit $9.03 billion For context, just 3 years earlier, the revenue generated from eCommerce reached only $1.3 billion. As a result of the rising digitalization, the need to transform warehouses into smart logistic centres is growing accordingly. And funnily enough, although some warehouses have already embraced the miracles of modern technology, many others still use… paper counts.
Did you know that in 2021, numerous manufacturing machines are still operated by Windows 95’s ancient precursor? Since MS-DOS premiered in 1981 (Ronald Reagan just started serving his first term), you may naturally think – how is that even possible? The short answer is – legacy systems are not easy to replace. And interestingly, it’s rarely due to the cost factor.
As our increasingly sophisticated technology creates more and more interconnected systems, the need for greater security becomes more important than ever. Yet cyber security doesn’t equal setting up a firewall or an antivirus software anymore; it’s a process involving policies, training, compliance, risk assessment and infrastructure. Not having this process…