How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Big Data

   By TriMech Marketing on August 16, 2021

Big data is the foundation of Industry 4.0 that enables factories and businesses to compete globally. In this global competition, big data could be thought of as the literal field in which we all play. It’s the grass in the field, the ice on the rink, the hardwood on the court. It’s the foundation. So, if you are looking to transform your business, big data is a great place to start!

Creating Big Data

Big data in this context is the information that gets created as a result of doing your job. Think of this as metadata from your files. Files like custom properties, project progress, productivity, and any information that lives alongside your designs and other intellectual property.

As you can imagine, the amount of data can be enormous. When we talk about big data, we use prefixes that are of galactic proportions. This is an entire universe away from words like kilo, mega, and Giga. For example, according to LinkedIn, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced by humans every day and 463 exabytes of data will be generated each day by humans by 2025. More and more data is created simply by using devices or creating files, so this trend will only accelerate in the future.How to Leverage Industry 4.0 with Big Data

Leveraging Big Data

Big data is clearly getting bigger. Will you be ready?

One way to get a headstart is by looking at the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This brings us to my favorite buzzword of 2021 – leverage. This platform enables you to easily leverage your data throughout your business from the front door to the loading dock. Leveraging Big Data is an unstoppable buzzphrase. Unstoppable because it was here, has already left the station, and is moving forward. Are you onboard?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a great way to get connected and collaborate as you create more data through your design process. Leveraging this data throughout various parts of your business is what enables Industry 4.0.


You see, it always comes back to industry 4.0. Being ready for the next Industrial Revolution doesn’t mean you have to completely transform your business from the inside out. It could be as simple as looking at integrating better tools that offer the technology that enables collaboration with connected processes. 

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How can the 3DEXPERIENCE platform help? Let’s look at how the tools provided in the platform can help make sense of all the data you plan to throw at it.

Using the 3DEXPERIENCE Tools to Make Sense of Data

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be thought of as an ecosystem of applications that all work together. Each application is a different set of tools that you can use and make use of the same data. Since it’s the same data, you can see how the theme of the platform is connected.

Using Cloud Technology to Manage Data

Cloud_Connected_DevicesThe 3DEXPERIENCE platform is built upon a powerful cloud server backbone. With servers spread across the globe, you can count on the reliability and power of a cloud server to process and store the vast amount of data. These powerful servers allow you to search mountains of data in just a matter of seconds. With Dassault being a global company, your data can follow the users wherever they are.

Built on these servers are applications for Project Management, Data Management, and even Idea Boards which help enable the next iteration for your business. With these applications built on cloud servers and accessible through a web browser, it ensures availability of your data anywhere and on any device!

As big data grows ever bigger, making sense of it gets even more important. As your team spreads out and you connect with more people and companies, managing all the data and projects becomes a key component of success.

Using Connected Software to Manage Data


Each tool on the platform is purpose-built and crafted for a specific job. Simulation apps are built for virtual prototyping and testing your designs, while design apps are meant to help you go from concept to reality. Netvibes is one example of a tool that is built specifically for helping you make sense of data by allowing you to set up rules that help bring your attention to areas of interest.

By using these tools you can:

  • Collaborate effectively across teams, departments, buildings, and even globally
  • Eliminate costly bottlenecks
  • Reduce costs of your business and be more profitable
  • Increase efficiency and productivity

It’s like the Who’s Who of critical business issues. They’re all addressed in one way or another by these tools. If you want to be around for the fifth Industrial Revolution, you’ll need to thrive now in the fourth industrial revolution. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform can set you on a course for success and we can help.

Watch our on-demand webinar ‘Get to Know the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform,’ as we take you through a typical design scenario and how to accomplish these tasks using the fantastic tools available within the platform. 

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