rssbigdata IDC RSS alerts IDC Spending Guide Forecasts Worldwide Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021 Worldwide spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to reach $57.6 billion in 2021, according to a recent update of the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from IDC. Research Press Release Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT IDC: ICT Vendors to Embrace Unlimited Business Opportunities As China’s Development Zones Embark on Transformation Beijing, September 25th, 2017 ---- China’s development zones are likely to present billions of dollars in business opportunities for ICT vendors as their digital transformation boosts IT spending, according to a new report by IDC. Research Press Release Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Japan Big Data Software Market Shares, 2016: High Growth Continues <P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ41767517">JPJ41767517</A></B>. It provides the Japan Big Data software market share by vendor based on the performance in 2016. Information on the overall Big Data software market and the three market segments are provided.</P><P>"The Big Data software is expected to be used as a digital transformation (DX) platform. In addition, it is forecast to grow continually with increased adoption of Big Data software into business applications. IT suppliers are required to provide values to more users, by being aware of the two approaches they can take, namely, custom application platforms through DX and in-house and ISV's packaged applications," says Shintaro Kusachi, market analyst, Software and Security, IDC Japan.</P> Market Share Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Shintaro Kusachi Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Open Source Ecosystem, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) summarizes the evolving open source software market, including trends affecting related surrounding technologies. This MAP includes information on market development, the projects that are evolving, and the trends likely to affect commercial vendors and end users over the next five years. This MAP provides guidance to commercial organizations that are building products based on open source software.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Al Gillen Oracle FY 1Q18 Earnings: Cloud Continues to Soar on the Shoulders of a Solid On-Premise Software Performance <P>On September 14, 2017, Oracle announced fiscal 1Q18 earnings. Oracle's cloud portfolio (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS in the public cloud, single-tenant cloud, and managed cloud hosting) collectively grew 51% YoY in constant currency (CC) to record $1.47 billion for its first fiscal quarter of 2018. In FY 1Q18, cloud SaaS revenue was $1.07 billion, up 62% in CC, while PaaS and IaaS revenue was $400 million, up 27% in CC. Total hardware revenue was $943 million, down 6% in CC. Total services revenue was $860 million, producing growth of 5% in CC. New software license revenue fell 7% in CC in the first quarter to $966 million, but license update and product support revenue, driven by past software license sales, rose 2% in CC to $4.95 billion. In total, Oracle's revenue for the first quarter was $9.2 billion, an increase of 6% (CC). Oracle's Q1 gross margin for SaaS was 65%, up from 57% last year, while its gross margin for PaaS and IaaS was 43%, down from 58% last quarter.</P> IDC Link Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Larry Carvalho, Crawford Del Prete, Jordan Jewell, Eric Newmark, Carl W. Olofson OpenStack Infrastructure Ecosystem: Adoption Patterns, Use Cases, and Market Outlook, Part 2 — In-Depth User Deployments <P>This IDC study is the second in a three-part special study entitled <I>OpenStack Infrastructure Ecosystem: Adoption Patterns, Use Cases</I><I>,</I><I> and Market Outlook.</I> This document includes IDC's analysis on OpenStack deployment and user challenges based on in-depth interviews among 10 OpenStack users.</P><P>"It's been interesting to see the adoption innovation in the OpenStack community over the past decade as it is used among enterprises building private clouds, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, and telecommunications providers embracing software-defined networking. Among those we interviewed, the use of OpenStack will continue to increase based on mixed workload consolidation on OpenStack clouds and the expanding numbers of OpenStack clouds. The objectives with the use of OpenStack stem from lock-in avoidance, automation, cost savings, time to market, and infrastructure standardization. 70% of users indicate that they plan to expand OpenStack use." — Laura DuBois, GVP at IDC's Enterprise Storage, Server, and System Infrastructure Software research</P> Special Study Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Brad Casemore, Gary Chen, Laura DuBois, Ashish Nadkarni 华为全联接大会2017:推出企业智能EI并新发布40项云服务,携手伙伴共建“铁三角”联合创新 <P>2017年,全球大数据分析及认知服务市场增长的主要驱动力之一即组织上云的需求。华为全联接大会2017以“云领未来”为主题,会上新推出几十项大数据云服务,并发布企业智能EI(Enterprise Intelligence)服务,为用户提供了私有云、公有云以及混合云的灵活选择。</P> IDC Link Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Yanxia Lu, Thomas Zhou 浪潮举办首届分析师大会,并联合百度发布AI基础架构产品,引领人工智能基础架构创新 <P>2017年9月15-16日,浪潮信息股份有限公司在济南举办首届分析师大会,发布了包括服务器、存储、高性能计算、云计算管理软件等在内的各产品线的战略和新产品。最引人瞩目的是浪潮在人工智能基础架构方面的产品。IDC认为,浪潮在一系列人工智能基础架构产品的创新值得重视,甚至将会对全球AI基础架构产品的发展产生影响。</P> IDC Link Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Thomas Zhou Early Views into Automation and AI Adoption in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Today <P>This IDC Perspective provides insights gathered by IDC Health Insights' analysts participating in the Infosys Automation and AI in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry event held at the Hanover Marriott on August 9, 2017. David Schubmehl and I co-presented the event keynote, followed by an introduction to Infosys' Nia AI platform and closing with a panel discussion on industry AI trends with contributions from IDC, Infosys, representatives from both the life science and healthcare industries, and an active industry audience.</P><P>"With improved availability of organizational (and extra-organizational) data becoming the norm and initial analytical dashboards in place, leading life science companies are beginning to explore cognitive technologies to further extract value from their data resources. As demonstrated by strong life science and healthcare participation in the recent New Jersey event, a renewed interest in cognitive use cases and vendors that can help implement cognitive solutions has followed, with significant opportunities for innovation over both the near term and the longer term," said Alan S. Louie, research director, IDC Health Insights Life Science R&D Strategies and Technology.</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Alan S. Louie, Ph.D. Hitachi Creates a New Business to Drive IoT Strategy <P>Hitachi has combined its data management, analytics, and industry businesses into a new legal entity called Hitachi Vantara. The goal of the new entity is to help customers make sense of the ever-growing mass of data in their environments and use those insights to improve business outcomes. Hitachi's presence in both the operational and information technology worlds could give it an advantage in the crowded IoT platform market — if it can effectively position itself as a key partner for digital transformation in the minds of customers and prospects. </P> IDC Link Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook, Vernon Turner