Gartner Research

Answering Big Data's 10 Biggest Planning and Implementation Questions

Published: 08 January 2015

ID: G00266747

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , Frank Buytendijk , Jenny Sussin , Alexander Linden , Douglas Laney, Andrew White , Neil Chandler, Mark Beyer , Merv Adrian


Organizations face a variety of challenges when planning and implementing big data technologies and related solutions. In this research, Gartner analysts address the most pressing questions about planning and implementing big data technologies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • What Are Some of the Key Success Factors and Pitfalls for Big Data Initiatives?
  • How Do We Get Big Data Skills?
  • How Can We Justify and Prove the Value of Big Data Projects?
  • How Do We Go About Collecting Information From Popular Social Media Sources?
  • Does Big Data Analytics Make Sense for SMBs?
  • How and Where Does Information Governance Meet Big Data?
  • What Are the Hottest New Technologies in Predictive Analytics?
  • Is Hadoop a Platform or Just a Technology Offering, and How Is It Deployed?
  • What Are Some of the Key Analytic Technologies Supporting Hadoop?
  • How Will Big Data Affect Our Information Architecture?

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