by Matt Thomas
No matter how you define it, Big Data is playing an increasingly larger role in business. A recent IDC survey of the largest organizations in a wide-range of industries across North America showed:
Among the many trends in Big Data, IDC highlighted:
IDC also found an increasing shift by organizations of all sizes to available technologies like Hadoop that harvest the valuable details from large collections of unorganized data, execute deep analysis on it, and respond to rapidly streaming data.
Another interesting aspect of big data adoption highlighted in the report is the advantages offered by preconfigured solutions. Those packaged solutions, such as reference architectures and appliances, minimize the need for custom development and infrastructure management efforts. These solutions can offer:
You can learn more about the trends IDC is seeing, and the solutions driving them here.