Professional Services Play An Integral Role in Big Data…

Wikibon recently surveyed 303 practitioners (all management to C-level professionals) to better understand the state of deployments in the enterprise. Survey participants were asked if their enterprises employ outside consultants to help “architect, deploy or run Big Data projects.” More than 70% replied in the affirmative. Less than a quarter of respondents indicated their enterprises do not engage for Big Data analytics projects (See Figure 1.)

These findings are in line with Wikibon’s Big Data market analysis. Professional services-related Big Data revenue topped $7.3 billion in 2013, which represents 40% of the overall Big Data market. Big Data professional services revenue is forecast to top $10 billion this year. Comparatively, Big Data software revenue, including and NoSQL, stood at $4.1 billion for 2013, or 22% of the overall Big Data market.

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