Forty two percent of technology leaders are investing in big data projects or planning to spend within the next year, according to a Gartner survey.
The upshot is that 2013 will see big data pilots in 2012 go production. As those use cases proliferate by vertical, more companies will hop on the bandwagon.
Gartner noted that most companies are in the early stages of big data adoption. Many projects are revolving around revenue and business opportunities that can't be solved via traditional data sources.
According to Gartner, 20 percent of global 100 companies will have a focus on information infrastructure comparable to application management.
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