OSIsoft coined the theme “Real-time Data: Currency of the New Decade” in 2010, expecting data to play an ever stronger role in all aspects of business decision-making. However, this has come true even faster than we expected. In just two years into this decade data is becoming a way of life for businesses, organizations and governments all around the globe. Of course, it is not just real-time data and events—it is all the data we have such great access to today: manufacturing, operational, business, web and social data. This data tells us a lot — from the health of an asset to consumer’s thoughts on a new product. The term “Big Data” has been coined to describe the massive volume of data which comes at us very fast and in many forms. There is power in all this data — this power is realized through tools that help visualize and analyze the data, ultimately allowing you to discover new insights and drive optimum decisions.