Will ramp quickly
Not even close
Best Argument: Not even close
Audience Favored: Not even close (56%)
Big data projects will ramp faster-than-expected
Far from imminent
Companies like Cloudera, MapR and others are working on this problem, and at some point the problem will get solved. But until the numerous big data pure-play companies consolidate and work more closely with the mega-vendors, big data will remain the province of Internet companies, skunk works teams and pilot projects, rather than the mainstream technology fabric of the enterprise.
The gap will close, but that's far from imminent.
This was a finely balanced debate
Companies big and small are desperate to get more use out of all the data they’ve been squirreling away for years, which is why big data is so attractive to so many. It’s undoubtedly cutting edge technology, but I’m not convinced that all the pieces are in place, just yet, to make it a mainstream option.
CIOs are looking at big data right now but it’s only the very brave -- or those with a really pressing need -- that are making the jump right now. So Andrew takes this one, by a whisker.