Over 75 percent of mid to large-size companies plan to adopt Big Data solutions over the next year, according to a survey sponsored by Microsoft. 62 percent of the companies interviewed store more than 100 terabytes of data, while nearly one third expect that the data that they do have will more than double over the next two to three years.
How can businesses get started in using Big Data? How to get from from where we are today to a point where we can be productively mining Big Data sets? In order to prepare for working with Big Data sets, the two areas that companies are placing significant investments include near-real-time predictive analytics (62 percent) and data storage infrastructure (58 percent).
Which business groups are driving Big Data adoption?
- IT Department – 52 percent
- Customer Service/Care – 41 percent
- Sales - 26 percent
- Finance – 23 percent
- Marketing – 23 percent