Posted By Jason Verge On December 11, 2012 @ 10:30 am In Big Data | No Comments
Enterprises are recognizing big data as mission critical, increasingly need real time event processing, and are looking to move it all to the cloud, according to a new survey from GigaSpaces. Big Data is all the rage, and the survey of 243 IT professionals from various backgrounds and had three major findings:
The last point contained an interesting wrinkle – the Big Data workloads headed for the cloud include mission-critical data and apps. “Eighty percent of those defining their Big Data apps as ‘Mission-Critical’ to the business are planning or considering a move to the cloud, while of those who consider their Big Data ‘Somewhat Important’ the number was 75% for the cloud move,” GigaSpaces reported.
The survey was conducted via an online survey service aimed at IT audiences, and distributed to IT and business professionals at several industry trade shows. Respondents hailed from a range of positions and in a variety of industries, such as Financial Services, Telecom, Retail, Insurance, Media, Government, E-Learning, Software Development, SaaS, and more.
Both the benchmark and the survey findings indicate a good road ahead for XAP, Gigaspace’s application platform geared for big data. XAP employs an in-memory data grid for pure processing speed, what it calls ‘share-nothing’ partitioning for reliability and consistency, and event-driven architecture that enables real-time processing of massive event streams and unlimited processing scalability.
GigaSpaces  provides end to end scaling solutions for distributed, mission-critical application environments. Its solutions are designed to run on any cloud environment – private, public or hybrid. It has several customers in the Fortune Global 500, including in financial services, e-commerce and online gaming (gambling) providers and telcos.
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