Research on Big Data

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big Data analytics:

Future architectures, Skills and roadmaps for the CiO

September 2011

by philip Carter

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big Data analytiCS:

Future architectures, Skills and roadmaps for the CiO

Brave New world oF Big data the ‘big Data era’ has arrived — multi-petabyte data warehouses, social media interactions, real-time sensory data feeds, geospatial information and other new data sources are presenting organisations with a range of challenges, but also significant opportunities. IDC believes that as CIOs start to adopt the new class of technologies required to process, discover and analyse these massive data sets that cannot be dealt with using traditional databases
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according to the recent IDC Digital universe study, the amount of information created and replicated will surpass 1.9 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) in 2011 – growing by a factor of 9 in just five years. big data is a dynamic that seemed to appear from almost nowhere. But in reality, Big Data is not new – and it is moving into mainstream and getting a lot more attention. the growth of Big Data is being enabled by inexpensive storage, a proliferation of sensor and data capture technology, increasing connections to information via the cloud and virtualised storage infrastructure, as well as innovative software and analysis tools. It is no surprise then that business analytics as a technology area is rising on the radars of CiOs and line-of-business (lOB) executives. to validate this, as part of a recent survey of 5,722 end users in the uS market, business analytics ranked in the top five It initiatives of organisations. the key drivers for business analytics adoption remained conservative or defensive. the focus on cost control, customer retention and optimising operations is likely a reflection of the continued economic uncertainty. however,
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big Data analytiCS:

Future architectures, Skills and roadmaps for the CiO

top drivers vary significantly by organisation size and industry. similarly, IDC surveyed 693 european organisations in February 2011 where 51% of

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