Survey Foresees Huge Opportunity For Big Data in 2013

By - Source: GigaSpaces

A survey released by GigaSpaces suggests that 44 percent of companies are planning to move their big data to the cloud.

The same number believes that big data processing is mission critical or important, while 72 percent of the 243 respondents to the survey said that they already process streaming big data.

More than half of survey participants said they prefer to use NoSQL Data Store as big data tool, followed by Hadoop with 38 percent. More than 30 percent of those surveyed indicated that they are using a combination of tools, and only 12 percent are utilizing real-time event processing tools, despite the fact that 70 percent said they would need stream processing capability.

Usage of the cloud for big data appears to include a considerable number of fence-sitters among decision makers. 34 percent said they are not sure whether this would be the right move, while 44 percent said they would move their data to the cloud. The primary concerns among those not being sure were scalability and security, GigaSpaces said.

The results of the survey can be downloaded here.


Wolfgang Gruener is a contributor to Tom's IT Pro. He is currently principal analyst at Ndicio Research, a market analysis firm that focuses on cloud computing and disruptive technologies, and maintains the conceivablytech.com blog. An 18-year veteran in IT journalism and market research, he previously published TG Daily and was managing editor of Tom's Hardware news, which he grew from a link collection in the early 2000s into one of the most comprehensive and trusted technology news sources.

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