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The future of development: driven by data, connected by the cloud

As a developer, you hold the key to the potential of each application you build. And each wave of innovation offers an opportunity to push your apps into new territory and unlock more of that potential. Now, the next wave has arrived: using data to create more engaging and useful applications at scale. By devving with data from the start and building on advanced analytics, you will gain the advantage you need to stay ahead of the game. Get started today with a few developer-focused examples that break down the process of building amazing apps with data.

Make data the heart of your applications

Applications have traditionally moved data back and forth passively, from the user to the database, barely transforming or processing it along the way. Today, with data connected by the cloud and readily accessible, it is easy to unpack the information within your data, uncover trends and anomalies, identify the sentiment or elements of pictures and video, automatically transcribe media elements or pull actionable insights from what used to be large blobs stored as black boxes. When data plays a central role, you are empowered to build powerful, innovative apps that stand out in the market.

Reimagine your applications with evolution in mind

While it is important to continually improve performance, security and reach, the real value lies in evolving, not just improving. Whether you are building a web app, a mobile app or an Internet of Things (IoT) app, its potential lies in making the most of all the data you have available—structured and unstructured—and incorporating new data that can expand your possibilities. For instance, try using information from other systems, public sources, historic transactions or even binary files that can now be analysed with AI to get a holistic view of your customer and your domain. You will discover new ways to improve your app’s performance and create an enhanced, personalised customer experience.

Start building innovative, data-driven solutions

It is nearly impossible to become an expert on new opportunities overnight. However, taking a fresh look at your backlog, your product, your customers and the data you have at hand can help you discover exciting new territory. If you are ready to get ahead by going all in on data, try these interactive, development-centered walkthroughs to spark ideas and get started quickly.

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