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Market Trends: Business Intelligence Platforms Key to Managing Big Data in Smart Cities

Published: 16 August 2013

ID: G00225073

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Andrea Di Maio


Smart city services are based on analysis of massive amounts of information, or big data, collected from urban sensors and the Internet of Things. Technology providers need to provide analytics platforms for cities to assist in developing contextualized information streams.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Smart City Market for Business Intelligence Platforms Needs Frameworks and Standards
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Market Structure Getting More Diverse
  • Buyers Trend
    • Buyers Looking for Business Opportunity and Measurements
  • Regional Trend
    • Regional Differences in Smart City Support for Local Middleware Ecosystems
  • Technology Trend
    • Adopting the IoT Domain and Its Consequences

Contrarian View

  • If the Perception of "Big Brother" in Cities Grows, These Trends Change

Vendors to Watch

  • IBM
  • Hi Reply
  • Fujitsu
  • Schneider Electric
  • Hitachi Group
  • SAP
  • Ingenia
  • Remsoft

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