Fast Data and Big Data in Production: A Comparison

In the modern business world, data is a key driver of success and innovation. But not all data is equal. The difference between fast data and big data lies primarily in the speed and type of data processing. While big data stores and analyzes large amounts of data to identify long-term trends and patterns, fast data focuses on the immediate processing and use of data in real time. This real-time data is crucial for quick decisions and immediate responses.

Fast reactions in production: Why fast data is essential

In production, the ability to respond quickly to changing conditions is critical. Fast Data makes it possible to immediately identify and resolve problems before they become major disruptions. This allows productivity losses to be minimized, significantly improving the efficiency and overall output of the production line. The rapid processing and use of data in real time enables company employees to act proactively instead of reactively.

Advantages of fast reactions: Limit productivity losses

Quick responses to production problems can prevent significant losses in productivity. With Fast Data, companies can respond immediately to machine malfunctions, quality problems or other production obstacles before they negatively impact entire production. This leads to a more stable and efficient production chain. Companies that use Fast Data can ensure greater reliability and quality in their production processes, which in turn increases customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Necessary infrastructure for fast data

Real-time data processing requires powerful IT infrastructure that can continuously collect and analyze data in real time. In order to use Fast Data effectively, companies also need a push infrastructure for messages and systems such as Andon boards that immediately alert employees to problems. These technologies make it possible to get the right information to the right people at the right time, further improving decision-making and response speed. 

Recognizing long-term trends and patterns: The importance of big data

On the factory floor, the ability to recognize longer-term trends and patterns is critical to making tactical or strategic decisions. Big Data allows companies to store and analyze large amounts of historical data to gain valuable insights and make informed decisions. This long-term perspective helps companies identify broad trends and predict future developments.

Benefits of Long-Term Analysis: Strategic Decision Making

Long-term analysis using big data can help companies identify broad trends and predict future developments. By analyzing historical data, companies can identify patterns that are critical to planning and long-term business development. This leads to improved competitiveness and informed decision making. Companies can thus strengthen their market position and promote sustainable growth.

The solution from Big Data and Fast Data combined

Our many years of consulting and management experience have shown that production environments are often data-rich but information-poor. With the app, we close this gap with a modern “Manufacturing Intelligence” approach that integrates both big data and fast data. enables companies to conduct comprehensive long-term data analysis while responding to production data in real time. This provides a key advantage in modern manufacturing by improving both strategic and operational efficiency.

Table: Comparison of Big Data and Fast Data

Advantages of our solution

  • Relevant information at the touch of a button: Our app immediately provides manufacturing companies with the necessary status and optimization information in the right place.
  • Optimization potential through AI: Artificial intelligence algorithms analyze the data stream to identify optimization potential.
  • Employee motivation: Our solution motivates employees to act based on data and realize the best possible production.

Our knowledge and our commitment

Innovation is the key to successful companies. We are therefore continually developing the app and offering modern online courses, books, white papers and specialist articles to promote the qualification of your employees.

Start the change

With you can optimize your production and better overcome future challenges. Contact us at to learn more and take your production to the next level. Take advantage of big data and fast data in one integrated system and transform your business for the future.

Author: Linus Steinbeck