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Big Data Adoption Gains Ground in 2013: Gartner

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Big Data Adoption Gains Ground in 2013: Gartner

In anticipation of big data opportunities, organizations are collecting and storing a burgeoning amount of data.

Adoption of big data technologies is set to finally break into the mainstream in 2013, according to a worldwide Gartner survey of IT leaders, 42 percent of whom said they had invested in big data technology or were planning to do so within a year.

Big data—a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications—is critical because businesses have identified obvious or potential business opportunities that cannot be met with traditional data sources, technologies or practices, the report said.

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