This IDC study examines the Big Data technology and services market for 2012–2016. The study describes IDC's definition of Big Data and the criteria and methodology for sizing the market. Further, the study segments the Big Data market into server, storage, networking, software, and services.
"The Big Data technology and services market represents a fast-growing, multibillion-dollar worldwide opportunity. The Big Data market is expanding rapidly as large IT companies and start-ups vie for customers and market share," said Dan Vesset, vice president for IDC's Business Analytics and Big Data program. "IDC expects the Big Data technology and services market to grow at a 31.7% compound annual growth rate through 2016."
Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Big Data infrastructure, Big Data organization and management, Categorizers, Content management, Databases, IT maintenance and support, Industry-standard servers, Infrastructure as a service, Networking services, Parallel and distributed file systems, Project-oriented engagement services, Search and discovery, Text analytics