An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-27-2012

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

One in Four
Among companies with over $1 billion in revenue, only 26% are working on big data projects.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

Planning Ahead
Although not many companies are implementing big data solutions at the moment, 34% of firms say they are in the “evaluating and planning” phase.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

No Plans, No Projects
Most companies (40%) have no plans to move ahead with big data projects.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

Lack of Staff, Costs
The most common reasons for not doubling down on big data are a lack of “staff with expertise” and the “expected cost of Big Data initiatives.”

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

Hadoop, Hadoop, Hive
Among the companies that are now using big data solutions, Apache Hadoop, Cloudera Hadoop, and Apache Hive are favored. Also popular are Apache HBase and EMC Greenplum HD.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

Customer Focus
The most common reason for big data implementations is to analyze customer experiences and insights.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

Preventing Fraud
Another reason why major companies are implementing big data solutions is to prevent fraud. Interestingly, another area of interest is market targeting.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

Analyze and Share
Once big data is analyzed, it’s quickly shared. In fact, 73% of respondents say they share big data findings with more than 500 people in their company.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

More Staff, Please
Although most respondents say there are 500-plus employees in their IT organizations, their big data teams are comprised of less than 10 people.

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies