Large amounts of data are being generated every second by billions of devices: from smartphones, wearables, social media, to the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and cyber-physical systems. All these different sources generate highly heterogenous types of data. Before you can start to extract insights from data sets you need to understand requirements and availability and quality problems of you might consider. To ensure that this data is collected and used in a meaningful manner, heavy data storage capabilities have to be developed and employed. The new big data storage has to be able to handle huge datasets and cope with the constant data flow in real-time.