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Big Data Market to Reach $46.34 Billion by 2018

The research firm MarketsandMarkets predicts that the global big data market will show a 26 percent compound annual growth rate from 2013 to 2018.

The global big data market is forecast to show a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent—jumping from $14.87 this year to $46.34 billion by 2018, according to a new report from research firm MarketsandMarkets.

The major force driving this market is the constant need among enterprises to upgrade their business processes and enhance performance and efficiency, the report said. Other key forces include the continuous rise of unstructured data, and the demand to provide advanced and predictive analytics.

Companies providing hardware and software IT solutions are looking forward to gaining a better competitive advantage in this growing market, thereby creating sophisticated analytical solutions and data management platforms for the enterprises, the report said.

The services segment continues to be the largest segment in terms of consulting and integration and deployment services, the company said. The software segment is growing at healthly clip, and MarketsandMarkets forecasts that it will show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.7 percent through 2018. - See more at:

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