Big data storage starts at home, survey finds

Oct 10, 2012


A recent CompTIA study on Big Data Insights and Opportunities might give some clues to how public sector agencies plan to address a data environment growing in volume, velocity and variety.

The research indicates many CIOs and related executives want to first maximize utilization of existing storage resources. The study indicates that ongoing economic uncertainty likely plays a role in this response. Even in good economic times, few business and organizations disregard functioning assets.

On-premise storage solutions will likely be the default option for many organizations in the foreseeable future. Although 19 percent of the respondents expect to begin using a new cloud storage solution and 28 percent plan to increase utilization of an existing cloud solution, a greater percentage will focus their resources and efforts on on-premise solutions. For others, a hybrid strategy will be employed.

Although government IT executives accounted for less than 5 percent of those surveyed by CompTIA, other studies indicate that government executives are struggling with some of the same issues related to using big data for real-time decision-making as their private-sector counterparts.

When asked how they expect to handle big data storage needs, the respondents said:Storage needs

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