Big Data Drives Rapid Changes in Infrastructure and $232 Billion in IT Spending Through 2016

Archived Published: 12 October 2012 ID: G00245237

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Big data has become a major driver of IT spending. The benefits to organizations for adding big data to their information management and analytics infrastructure will force a more rapid cycle of replacing existing solutions.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Market Trend
    • Big Data Is a Market Driver for Innovation
    • Market Structure Trend
      • Users Are Leveraging Big Data Everywhere With New Behavior
      • Estimating Big Data Spending
      • Big Data Spending 2011 to 2016
    • Technology Trend
      • Hardware Form Factors Will Be Introduced and Traditional Software Vendors Must Evolve
    • Big Data Trends 2016 and Beyond
      • Leading Organizations Will Demand Big Data as Table Stakes
    • Projected Phases and Timing of Big Data
  • Contrarian View
    • If Traditional Vendors Fail to Adapt to Big Data, New Vendors Will Emerge to Leverage the Cloud and Enhance Analytics
  • Vendors to Watch
  • Recommended Reading
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