The global market for Big Data Technology and Services is projected to reach $33.2 billion by 2018, primarily driven by exploding data volumes in organizations and the limitations of traditional data management tools, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA). Innovations by pure-play vendors and growing demand from developing countries also augur well for the future of this market. As companies focus on deriving real business value from big data, the ensuing trend towards connecting big data environments into business intelligence reporting, is poised to turbocharge growth in the big data technologies space. Big data technology solutions are currently offered either as software only, or as an integrated appliance comprising hardware and software components, or as cloud based services. In the upcoming years, on-demand cloud based big data solutions are poised to grow in popularity as enterprises increasingly opt for hybrid solutions and focus on supplementing in-house deployments with on-demand cloud solutions. This is primarily because of the fact that although harnessing big data offers invaluable insights into market moods and helps companies more realistically paint the business landscape, the strategy involves bottlenecks encountered in the form of limited in-house storage and computing capabilities. These challenges are effectively met through cloud solutions such as, cloud storage services designed to help companies manage big data in the cloud and cloud analytics designed to provision data analytics processes through the cloud (public and/or private). The research report titled “Big Data: A Global Strategic Business Report” provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities.
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In a rush to maximize cloud revenue and attract customers, providers are now creating Platform as a Service (PaaS) services that ride on top of their cloud infrastructure services, or underlie their cloud software, according to Frost & Sullivan. In addition to development platforms, providers are offering platforms that comprise functionality for delivery, administration, and integration of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based software. Moreover, in the complex ecosystem that exists to deliver SaaS applications to business users, PaaS services represent an important jump-off point for collaboration and integration among multiple vendors and participants. "Because PaaS is more than mere application development, success is not restricted to companies that have a history of commercial software development, notes Frost & Sullivan's Head of Information and Communication Technologies for Africa Chantel Lindeman. "Communication Service Providers, and cloud infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services, are charging into the PaaS market alongside software companies like Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce.com". One of the biggest perception gaps in the area of cloud computing, otherwise known as the "broken promise" of cloud, is the anticipated cost reduction. It is believed cloud will reduce costs, where this is not always the case with companies having to run two systems; one on-site for core applications and another off-site with non-critical data. The implementation of cloud is also not as easily implemented as portrayed, and requires a good support structure.
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Both factory revenue and unit shipments of security appliances grew in the first quarter of 2012, marking the eighth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker. Worldwide factory revenue was up 9.7% year over year to $1.9 billion as shipments increased 12.9% to 511,220 units. Geographically, all regions with the exception of Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) saw double-digit growth in unit shipments. Shipments grew fastest in Central & Eastern Europe with an impressive 39.3% year-over-year increase, marking the seventh consecutive quarter with double-digit unit growth. The United States saw the biggest year-over-year gains in factory revenue (16.2%), due to increased high-end firewall and IPS shipments in the quarter. "The increasingly complex nature of IT security along with the growing threat landscape has the potential to affect operations and cause significant disruptions and the loss of sensitive data," said Ebenezer Obeng-Nyarkoh, senior research analyst, Worldwide Trackers Group. "Security products are expanding rapidly into other small, fast-growing geographies where demand is greater than ever."
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People have quickly begun using media tablets for daily personal activities, according to a new survey by Gartner, Inc. The survey found that the main activities moving from PCs to media tablets are checking email (81 percent of respondents), reading the news (69 percent), checking the weather forecast (63 percent), social networking (62 percent) and gaming (60 percent). Gartner conducted the study at the end of 2011 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia to gain a better understanding of how early adopters of media tablets were using personal connected devices. The survey was run as an online seven-day diary in which respondents* recorded what they did with their three most used devices (media tablets, mobile phones and PCs [desk-based or mobile]) on a daily basis. “The rapid adoption of media tablets is substantively changing how consumers access, create and share content,” said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner. ”The survey found that more than 50 percent of media tablet owners prefer to read news, magazines and books on screen, rather than on paper. On average, one in three respondents used their media tablets to read a book, compared with 13 percent for mobile PCs, and 7 percent for mobile phones.” (Contact: Christy Pettey, Gartner,408/468 8312 , firstname.lastname@example.org).
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