There are three basic categories of suppliers including operational infrastructure and structured database providers, analytics and BI software suppliers, and analytics infrastructure and discover platform suppliers.
Currently, 70 percent of respondents are using an operational infrastructure and structured database supplier for their Big Data initiatives. About 55 percent are using analytics and BI solutions providers, and 31 percent are using analytics infrastructure and discovery platforms. (Some companies are relying on suppliers in more than one category.)
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.