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March 20, 2013

Big Data Survey Says Half of Hadoop Projects Are Still in Planning or Pilot Stages

New Report Sheds Light on the Current Reality of Hadoop Projects Among Data Professionals

SAN FRANCISCO  March 20, 2013  RainStor today released the results of a survey of data management professionals that are planning, sandboxing or running Hadoop to manage and analyze Big Data. Conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by RainStor, provider of an enterprise database for Big Data, the survey reveals that 24 percent have Hadoop in production and 19 percent are managing more than 500 terabytes (TB). Information gathered from the survey reveals a growing interest in Hadoop as a platform with a number of projects that have made it past the planning or pilot stages and into production.

Big Data is a reality for large enterprises today with some industry sectors required to manage larger data estates because of external data-driven industry regulations. Additionally, business users are now demanding access to broader and more detailed data for greater insights where analyzing aggregated data is no longer adequate. The survey was conducted at the O’Reilly Strata event, held in Santa Clara, Calif., in February 2013, to better understand both the business value derived from Big Data projects as well as to identify the challenges faced by practitioners. The results are in and you can now download the report here.

Key findings:

  • 24 percent have Hadoop projects in production.
  • 19 percent currently manage more than 500 TB of data with Hadoop.
  • Hadoop is chosen for low cost scalability.
  • 88 percent of respondents have faced challenges with Hadoop.

“We were happy to learn that 24 percent of respondents had projects in production,” said Deirdre Mahon, VP of marketing for RainStor. “Hadoop is being adopted by the enterprise at a very fast pace, but there is also no doubt that developers are struggling with the platform such as manual coding, not real-time and lack of skilled resources. What the enterprise needs to speed-up adoption is high performance, ease-of-use and security – essentially what they have come to expect with enterprise-grade data management software.”

About RainStor

RainStor is the enterprise database company that consistently delivers 90 percent cost savings to customers facing Big Data and Data Warehousing challenges. RainStor’s database runs natively on Hadoop providing fast, flexible query access using standard SQL, MapReduce, Pig and Hive. For more information, visit http://www.rainstor.com. Join the conversation at www.twitter.com/rainstor.

About Dimensional Research

Dimensional Research® provides practical marketing research to help technology companies make their customers more successful. Our researchers have deep understanding of how technology is developed and used. We partner with our clients to deliver actionable information that reduces risks, increases customer satisfaction, and grows business results. For more information visit www.dimensionalresearch.com.

Contact: 


Julie Tangen
Kulesa Faul for RainStor
(831) 251-3450
julie@kulesafaul.com