Survey: Complexity seen as persistent challenge to Big Data adoption

05/30/2013 | InformationWeek

Businesses are optimistic about emerging solutions that offer a window of insight into complex data sets, but less than a quarter of respondents to a recent poll characterized their own Big Data initiatives as "successful." According to Kapow Software, which conducted the survey with IDG Research Services, the problem is that Big Data tools are still too costly, too complex and too unpredictable to guarantee a return on investment. The message, analysts say, is that Big Data tools needs to evolve to become more user-centric and targeted toward business users that have little or no IT experience.

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