Friday 27 September 2013
Businesses have continued to invest more in big data technologies during 2013 in a bid to improve decision making processes, it has been suggested.
Some 64 per cent of organisations have either adopted or are planning to adopt big data solutions this year, up from 58 per cent in 2012, according to analyst firm Gartner.
The company - which surveyed 720 businesses worldwide - found that 30 per cent have already invested in big data technology, 19 per cent plan to do so within the next year, and another additional 15 per cent intend to do so within years.
"The hype around big data continues to drive increased investment and attention, but there is real substance behind the hype," said Lisa Kart, research director at Gartner.
"Our survey underlines the fact that organisations across industries and geographies see 'opportunity' and real business value rather than the 'smoke and mirrors' with which hypes usually come."
Frank Buytendijk, research vice-president at Gartner, claimed that 2013 is the year of experimentation and early deployment for big data.
He said adoption is still "at the early stages" with less than eight per cent of all respondents indicating their organisation has deployed big data solutions.
But businesses are increasingly recognising the benefits of investing in big data solutions and moving towards adoption, the survey indicates.
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Posted by Alex Boardman