Big Data Is Big-Time Important In the Enterprise

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-17-2012
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Big Data Is Big-Time Important In the Enterprise

Big Data Is Big-Time Important In the Enterprise

A whopping 80% of companies say Big Data is important to their ongoing business operations, with 43% saying it is “mission critical.”

Big Data is no longer just something that major companies are talking about. In fact, in a new study from GigaSpaces, an organization that provides application virtualization services to the enterprise, Big Data’s importance to a growing number of firms is made abundantly clear.

For many CIOs, that’s not a big surprise. The sheer amount of data being created in the corporate world today is immense. And an increasing number of companies are trying to find ways to handle all of that data and analyze it in a manner that would make decisions both easier to make and better. In many cases, companies are using software like Hadoop to handle their data. And, typically, that Hadoop installation is central to business processes and decisions. Simply put, Big Data is really, really important.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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