Big Data

The 2012 IDG Enterprise Big Data research was completed with the goal of gaining a better understanding of organizations’ big data initiatives, investments and strategies.

Key findings include:

  • Organizations are facing big data challenges, but enterprise organizations are seeing data growth at an exponential rate compared to SMB organizations.
  • Big data is in the early stages of adoption with 44% of respondents in the process of implementation or planning to do so in the future.
  • CEOs are focused on the value of big data and are partnering with IT executives who will purchase/management/execute on the strategies.
  • Organizations are facing numerous challenges with big data initiatives and limited budgets tops the list.
  • Organizations are investing in additional sever hardware, developing or buying software applications and network bandwidth in preparation for big data initiatives.
  • In the next 12-18 months, organizations plan to invest in skill sets necessary for big data deployments, including data architects (30%), data analysts (29%), database programmers (26%), directors or managers of analytics (26%) and research analysts (26%).
  • More than half (53%) of respondents indicated there is no clear thought leader in the big data solution space.

IDG Enterprise’s 2012 Big Data research was conducted online among the audience of six IDG Enterprise brands – CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World – via web pop-up and email invitations, between June 25, 2012 and July 18, 2012. Results are based on 1,428 respondents.

For more information on this study, view the excerpt below. To receive the complete study results contact Sue Yanovitch.