In this 1 hour session titled “Success stories on Big Data & Analytics Use Cases + DataBench Toolbox” our speakers and participants of the DataBench Project, Chiara Francalanci from Politecnico di Milano and Tomás Pariente from Atos Research and Innovation, will present the most relevant use cases and success stories on Retail and Manufacturing sectors implementing Big Data, Analytics, and Benchmarking tools.

The session will end with a demonstration of the main outcome of the project, the DataBench Toolbox, which allows different types of users from both technical and business roles, to search, select and deploy Big Data benchmarking tools to generate unified technical metrics and derive business KPIs.

The first part of the session will focus on Big Data and Analytics (BDA) use cases, where we will share interesting success stories in the Retail and Manufacturing industries to demonstrate how specific companies have obtained a significant impact on their business KPIs from innovative BDA technologies. Chiara Francalanci will show how the correct selection of BDA technologies has been key to success and will also provide technical cost benchmarks. Finally, she will discuss the technical and economic scalability of BDA architecture on-premises and in the cloud, pointing to the benefits of technical benchmarking as an objective, data-oriented decision support.

In the final part of the session, Tomás Pariente will showcase the main outcome of the project, the DataBench Toolbox, a tool to search among the plethora of technical benchmarking tools as well as giving hints and recommendations about benchmarking Big Data both from the technical and business sides.