Data, analytics and machine learning are the foundation for AI (artificial intelligence). The challenge with data is the variety across locations (cloud, on-prem, private cloud), types (structured, unstructured), and platforms (operational database, data warehouse, hadoop, fast data platforms, etc). Once we deal with our data management, we are able to move on to analytics, which lets us extract insight from our data. Predictive analytics leads us to machine learning. Once we develop enough machine learning models, we are beginning to reach AI.