With their article „In sechs Schritten zum Big-Data-Prototyp: Von der unternehmensrelevanten Fragestellung zur datengetriebenen Innovation“ (Big Data prototype in six steps: From company relevant issues to data driven innovation) in the current edition of the specialist journal OBJEKTspektrum (3/2016) focusing on data warehouse and architecture, the mgm Big Data experts Stephanie Fischer and Dr. Christian Winkler discuss the importance of data driven decisions and innovation for companies with regard to technical and organizational matters. And show how one can efficiently sound out the (innovation) potential of Big Data for a company by designing a prototype in six steps