A newly published International Data Corporation (IDC) study asserts that a great unmet need for agile cloud application development, application scalability, broader data collection, extreme transaction processing, and streaming data management are creating a need for multiple Big Data technologies besides Hadoop.
While IDC predicts that in 2014 the dominant Big Data technology will continue to be Hadoop and its tributaries, at the same time, document and table-oriented NoSQL DBMSs will begin to gain traction beyond the early adopter phase and will develop along a parallel track with Hadoop on one hand and relational DBMS on the other.
IDC advises organizations to consider all Big Data technology solutions carefully and develop a strategy for deployment before committing to a data management technology.
The IDC study, Move Over Hadoop: Emerging Database Technologies for Tackling Big Data Problems(IDC #248553), looks at the kinds of business problems that are addressed by Big Data and the various technologies that are appropriate to each problem. This study is intended to be used as a guide in identifying and evaluating Big Data technologies that are appropriate for addressing business challenges and choosing those technologies that meet information management requirements.