Big Data projects
Are they worth the effort?

The global “The State of Big Data Infrastructure” study from software provider CA has ranked the biggest challenges of implementing Big Data projects: In first place comes an inadequate infrastructure (32%), followed by the complexity of the organisation (27%), security concerns (26%) and a lack of budget (25%) and data and process transparency (25%).

Almost all of those surveyed (98%) recognised that heavy investment is needed to ensure that Big Data projects run smoothly. More than half (56%) stated that their main priority is to scale existing projects. This means that the majority of Big Data projects are still limited to a single department or specific area.

CA’s study, conducted by Vanson Bourne, surveyed 1,000 IT managers from a variety of sectors in eleven countries. (Source: CA/bs)