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Some Companies Not Embracing Big Data: Survey

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Big Data” is a term that’s attracted a lot of hype over the past few quarters, even if some executives have trouble with its exact definition.

But according to a new survey by TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research, a certain portion of companies aren’t quite buying into the hype: some 56 percent of its respondents, which included “professionals and primary decision-makers” from large to midsize enterprises in North America and Europe, had no plans for Big Data even beyond 2013.

Moreover, many of those executives are apparently focusing less on on-premises storage, and more on cloud services. “After excellent growth in the last two years, storage budgets will grow more slowly in 2012 despite expanding capacity,” Marco Coulter, TheInfoPro’s research director of storage, wrote in a July 31 statement attached to the results.

“While focused on optimizing storage capacity and supporting server virtualization,” he added, “some storage architects are concurrently preparing to deliver cloud-like provisioning.”

Some 6 percent of respondents reported having a larger storage budget in 2012. Among companies as a whole, only 36 percent reported having an increase in storage spending in the works—a significant change from 2011, when 47 percent reported a higher budget.

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