How today's enterprises use Big Data

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IT pros quantify their organizations' big data initiatives, investments, and priorities

Big data tactics and budgets vary, but IT pros agree data analytics will play an increasingly vital role in business operations.

The hype around big data is feverish, and it's driving enormous spending growth.

Research firm IDC expects the big data technology and services market to grow at a rate of 27% year-over-year, reaching $32.4 billion in 2017. To put that in perspective, the big data market is growing at a rate that’s six times stronger than the overall information and communication technology market, IDC says.

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