Call it an embarrassment of riches, but one additional obstacle to achieving Big Data analytics nirvana is selecting the right tools from a very broad spectrum of solutions. Many elements go into a Big Data analytics effort. That fact was reflected in the diverse set of technologies survey respondents claimed they are using and plan to use.
About 44 percent said they were looking to use analytics databases. Following close behind at 41 percent were BI tools and relational databases. And more than a third of the respondents noted that they also use data warehouses, predictive analytics, data visualization tools, and discovery platforms.
Big Data has the potential to help companies improve operations and make faster, more intelligent decisions. As such, Big Data initiatives are poised for explosive growth. But like any new technology, there are obstacles that might prevent companies from realizing the full benefits that Big Data can provide.