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Hadoop software to pull in $812m in 2016: IDC

The global market for Hadoop- and MapReduce-related software will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 60 per cent through to 2016, according to IDC data.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

The global market for Hadoop- and MapReduce-related software will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 60 per cent through to 2016, according to IDC data.

IDC put the Hadoop-MapReduce ecosystem market at US$77 million in 2011. That sum sounds small, given the focus on big data and the headlines that go with it. But the financials will catch up with the attention. IDC is projecting a Hadoop-MapReduce market of US$812.8 million in 2016.

Big data has received a lot of focus, as companies aim to crunch structured and unstructured data to see around corners. The growth of big-data software could also pose a threat to database incumbents, such as Oracle.

IDC expects the Hadoop-MapReduce market to develop like Linux did. Linux began with a lot of attention and a small market, and then grew to be commonplace in most datacentres.

The one wildcard for big-data growth will be talent to crunch the figures as well as analyse them.

Via ZDNet US

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