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by Greg McStravick, President, SAP Database and Data Management

Earlier this year, SAP set out on a mission to better understand the biggest challenges organizations face by the ever-increasing complexity of data environments with the goal of passing along our findings to you (check out our Data 2020: State of Big Data study for results from more than 500 IT decision makers from enterprise-level companies representing several countries).  

Today, we challenge you to test your knowledge with the launch of The Big Data Bluffing Game, a 10 part quiz designed to gauge just how well you know your stuff while simultaneously shedding light on some of the most common misconceptions in data management. Some topics you can anticipate tackling include:

  • How much do regular data check-ups impact the health of your data?

  • Which departments rank highest as data management stakeholders?

  • And, where does the most challenging data to manage reside?

The quiz is a fun way to see how you stack up on your Big Data knowledge but the challenges are real. These are all-important questions to ask as companies’ struggle to manage and extract real value from complex data landscapes. In the last two years alone, more data has been created than in the previous 5,000, and this explosion of data has led to the proliferation of systems. The difficulty of overcoming these data silos and combining Big Data with data generated by enterprise systems and partners prevents businesses from being agile and capitalizing on the full value of data.

So study up, TAKE THE QUIZ, and don’t forget to challenge your colleagues for office bragging rights!

If you don’t fare so well, be sure to review the Data 2020: State of Big Data Infographic, based on the results of a SAP commissioned a report surveying  IT decision makers from enterprises- across the globe. And if you feel that your organization could benefit from a more consolidated, simple and highly scalable approach for data sharing, pipelining and governance, check out the SAP Data Hub.