The 3rd Platform of IT … is here and growing fast as we speak.
What is the “3rd Platform” of IT? It comprises of the cloud, mobile, social, and big data products. According to IDC, “3rd Platform technologies and solutions will drive 29 percent of 2014 IT spending and 89 percent of all IT spending growth”. Much of that growth will come from the “cannibalization” of traditional IT markets. Here are some interesting quotes and statements I read recently.
- Adding terabytes to a Hadoop cluster is much less costly than adding terabytes to an enterprise data warehouse (EDW).
- IDG Enterprise’s 2014 Big Data survey: more than half of the IT leaders polled believe they will have to re-architect the data center network to some extent to accommodate big data services.
- “Big data has the same sort of disruptive potential as the client-server revolution of 30 years ago, which changed the whole way that IT infrastructure evolved. For some people the disruption will be exciting and for…
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