"Big Data software" describes a new generation of software and architectures designed to economically extract value from very large volumes of a wide variety of data by enabling high-velocity capture, discovery, and/or analysis. IDC's Big Data: Hadoop, MapReduce Adoption Patterns will provide customers with an early view into the emerging market landscape of Big Data software, focusing on Hadoop, MapReduce, and related technologies for both data and content. It will also help answer the question of how quickly Hadoop, MapReduce, and related Big Data software will be adopted, how many users are already touching Hadoop today, what the use cases are from buyers, what their decision criteria are for purchasing, and what is being demanded in terms of functionality by buyers.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Issues surrounding processing of large data volumes
"Sweet spot" use cases for Hadoop and related technologies
Evaluation of both demand and supply-side trends
Unified information access and analysis of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data and content using Hadoop and related technologies
Unstructured information from multiple sources at high volume in real time
Applications built on the Hadoop platform
Administration, development, and deployment tools for Hadoop-based solutions
Integration of Hadoop environments with other Big Data software
Hadoop and MapReduce Ecosystem Software Market Size and Forecast
Hadoop and MapReduce Software Competitive Landscape — focused on vendors supplying solutions for commercialization of Hadoop
Commercial Opportunities in the Hadoop, MapReduce Market: Augmenting Information Management, Business Analytics, Content Analytics, and Search and Discovery Software
Hadoop, MapReduce Tools, and Applications Vendor Profiles
End-user survey on Hadoop and MapReduce adoption and challenges
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Key Questions Answered
Where are Hadoop and MapReduce on the life-cycle curve; how quickly will they be adopted?
When will commercial traction of Hadoop be realized?
What are the buyer use cases for Hadoop and MapReduce?
How are vendors using Hadoop and MapReduce to handle unstructured information, which is 80% of Big Data?
How are customers making decisions about purchasing Hadoop and MapReduce? What is the functionality required? What are the buyer decision patterns?
What applications and tools are sitting on top of Hadoop and other Big Data applications?
Big Data Hadoop and MapReduce Software Landscape
This service reviews strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in the Big Data software market including:
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