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Big Data to Drive $28 Billion IT Spending in 2012: Gartner

Big data will drive $28 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012 and $34 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. 

Most of the current spending is used in adapting traditional solutions to the big data demands — machine data, social data, widely varied data, unpredictable velocity, and so on — and only $4.3 billion in software sales will be driven directly by demands for new big data functionality in 2012.

Big data currently has the most significant impact in social network analysis and content analytics with 45 percent of new spending each year. In traditional IT supplier markets, application infrastructure and middleware is most affected (10 percent of new spending each year is influenced by big data in some way) when compared with storage software, database management system, data integration/quality, business intelligence or supply chain management (SCM).

"Despite the hype, big data is not a distinct, stand-alone market, it but represents an industry wide market force which must be addressed in products, practices and solution delivery," said Mark Beyer, research vice president at Gartner. 

17-Oct-2012 15:17:43
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