Solactive Big Data Index

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UBS Open End PERLES on Solactive Big Data Total Return Indexes

I. Countless applications

Big data is all about analyzing huge amounts of data to capture any valuable and usable information. For example, a company correctly deploying big data technology could better adapt to target groups than without these technologies. There are also other potential applications outside the business world. Example uses could include improving public transport flows at peak times, more accurately predicting voting behavior and detecting credit card fraud more easily than before.

II. Exponentially growing data volumes

According to British organization IDC, there is considerable potential in the big data sector given that the global volume of compiled data could increase exponentially. Big data companies primarily offer software solutions for analyzing and visualizing large volumes of data in companies, public bodies, the sciences and other areas. They often help potential customers set up the requisite IT infrastructure to enable the efficient storage, administration and utilization of data generated within an enterprise. As a result, big data firms often present themselves as more than just a software provider, adding hardware provider and IT consultancy to their profile. (Source: McKinsey Global Institute study "Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity" 06/2011)

III. Solactive Big Data Total Return Indexes

Based on the specifications of the index provider Solactive AG, the Solactive Big Data Total Return Index targets the pioneers in the big data industry. Only companies that meet several quality standards are included on the shortlist. Every index member needs to demonstrate that a significant share of its business is focused on the big data sector, or that the company is currently developing its own big data division with the potential to bring in a major share of overall revenue. (Quelle: Solactive)

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