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Presented below is a roundup of recent forecasts and market estimates:

The Advanced and Predictive Analytics (APA) software market is projected from grow from
$2.2B in 2013 to $3.4B in 2018, attaining a 9.9% CAGR in the forecast period. The top 3
vendors in 2013 based on worldwide revenue were SAS ($768.3M, 35.4% market
share), IBM ($370.3M, 17.1% market share) and Microsoft ($64.9M, 3% market share). IDC
commented that simplified APA tools that provide less flexibility than standalone statistical
models tools yet have more intuitive graphical user interfaces and easier-to-use features are
fueling business analysts'
adoption. Source: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=249054

A.T. Kearney forecasts global spending on Big Data hardware, software and services will grow
at a CAGR of 30% through 2018, reaching a total market size of $114B. The
average business expects to spend $8M on big data-related initiatives this year.
Source: Beyond Big: The Analytically Powered Organization.

Cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) is projected to grow from $.75B in 2013 to $2.94B in
2018, attaining a CAGR of 31%. Redwood Capital's recent Sector Report on Business
Intelligence (free, no opt in) provides a thorough analysis of the current and future direction
of BI. Redwood Capital segments the BI market into traditional, mobile, cloud and
social business intelligence. The following two charts from the Sector Report on Business
Intelligence illustrate how Redwood Capital sees the progression of the BI market through
2018.
Enterprises getting the most value out of analytics and BI have leaders that concentrate more
on collaboration, instilling confidence in their teams, and creating an active analytics
community, while laggards focus on technology alone. A.T. Kearney and Carnegie Mellon
University recently surveyed 430 companies around the world, representing a wide range of
geographies and industries, for the inaugural Leadership Excellence in Analytic Practices
(LEAP) study. You can find the study here. The following is a graphic from the study
comparing the characteristics of leaders and laggards' strategies for building a culture of
analytics excellence.
The worldwide market for Big Data related hardware, software and professional services is
projected to reach $30B in 2014. Signals and System Telecom forecasts the market will
attain a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17% over the next 6 years. Signals and
Systems Telecom's report forecasts Big Data will be a $76B market by
2020. Source: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s2t239/the_big_data

Big Data is projected to be a $28.5B market in 2014, growing to $50.1B in 2015 according to
Wikkbon. Their report, Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2013-2017 is
outstanding in its accuracy and depth of analysis. The following is a graphic from the study,
illustrating Wikibon's Big Data market forecast broken down by market component through
2017.
SAP, IBM, SAS, Microsoft, Oracle, Information Builders, MicroStrategy, and Actuate are
market leaders in BI according to Forrester's latest Wave analysis of BI platforms. Their
report, The Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013 (free
PDF, no opt in, courtesy of SAS) provides a thorough analysis of 11 different BI software
providers using the research firm's 72-criteria evaluation methodology.

Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR Technologies, Pivotal Software,
and Teradata are Big Data Hadoop market leaders according to Forrester's latest Wave
analysis of Hadoop Solutions. Their report, The Forrester Wave(TM): Big Data Hadoop
Solutions, Q1 2014 (free PDF, no opt in, courtesy of MapR Technologies) provides a thorough
analysis of nine different Big Data Hadoop software providers using the research firm's 32-
criteria evaluation methodology.

IDC forecasts the server market for high performance data analysis (HPDA) will grow at a
23.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) reaching $2.7B by 2018. In the same series of
studies IDC forecasts the related storage market will expand to $1.6B also in 2018. HPDA is
the term IDC created to describe the formative market for big data workloads using HPC.
Source: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24938714

Global Big Data technology and services revenue will grow from $14.26B in 2014 to $23.76B
in 2016, attaining a compound annual growth rate of 18.55%. These figures and a complete
market analysis are available in IDC's Worldwide Big Data Technology and Services 2012 -
2016 Forecast. You can download the full report here (free, no opt-in): Worldwide Big Data
Technology and Services 2012 - 2016 Forecast.
Financial Services firms are projected to spend $6.4B in Big Data-related hardware, software
and services in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 22% through 2020. Software and internet-
related companies are projected to spend $2.8B in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 26% through
2020. These and other market forecasts and projections can be found in Bain & Company's
Insights Analysis, Big Data: The Organizational Challenge. An infographic of their research
results are shown below.