Big Data Adoption, Investment Plans Grow: Gartner
Every vertical industry showed big data investment and planned investment, led by media and communications, banking and services industries.Of the nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of organizations investing or planning to invest in big data technology in 2013, 30 percent have already invested in big data technology, 19 percent plan to invest within the next year, and an additional 15 percent plan to invest within two years, according to IT research firm Gartner’s survey of 720 of the company’s Research Circle members worldwide. However, less than 8 percent of survey respondents have actually deployed investments in big data, and among those planning to invest during the next two years, 80 percent are in the earlier stages (knowledge gathering and strategy phase). Looking at big data adoption for those organizations that have made investments, 70 percent have moved past the early knowledge gathering and strategy formation phases and into piloting (44 percent) and deployment (25 percent). "For big data, 2013 is the year of experimentation and early deployment," Frank Buytendijk, research vice president at Gartner, said in a statement. "Adoption is still at the early stages with less than 8 percent of all respondents indicating their organization has deployed big data solutions. Twenty percent are piloting and experimenting, 18 percent are developing a strategy, 19 percent are knowledge gathering, while the remainder has no plans or don't know." From a regional point of view, North America continues to lead investments with 38 percent of organizations surveyed saying that they have invested in technology specifically designed to address the big data challenge. Asia/Pacific organizations were notably ambitious with 45 percent indicating that they plan to invest during the next two years.
Every vertical industry showed big data investment and planned investment, led by media and communications, banking and services industries. Planned investments during the next two years are highest for transportation (50 percent), health care (41 percent) and insurance (40 percent).