IMPLEMENTING CLOUD BASED BIG DATA PLATFORMS
A CASE USING MICROSOFT AZURE
Digital transformation and implementation of big data platforms are inevitable in any industry. Big data constitutes an important area of research, however, implementation of platforms like Microsoft Azure have yet to be explored. Through a narrative case study, we aim to explore the implementation of such big data platforms in the power industry. Our case is based in a Norwegian power company who are early movers in implementing Microsoft’s Azure platform across multiple units in the organization. With the support of top management and eager business units one would expect this process to be fairly straight forward. Our findings show that the maturity of the technology, in addition to challenges of being an early mover, create an unexpected path to success.