What data management approaches are you considering for big data?

Jul 10, 2013

Chart showing favored data management approaches

Source: New Vantage Partners

A survey of senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and business and technology firms on big data by New Vantage Partners showed that respondents were moving away from traditional relational databases because the cost of scaling these systems for big data is too expensive and doesn’t create an environment that can effectively leverage large volumes of disparate data.

Unlike relational databases, big data platforms allow analysts to organize, clean and integrate data selectively, ignoring records and fields as needed, according to NVP. The survey shows a focus on distributed computing tools such as Hadoop and Grid, followed closely by appliance and other specialized systems.

The survey of C-level executives, enterprise function heads and data program leaders included respondents from the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, the Health and Human Services Department and the Social Security Administration.

For more information, see the Big Data Executive Survey 2013

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