Sources of big data most often used globally 2016

The graph shows the types of data used for big data analysis by industry professionals worldwide, as of summer 2016. According to the survey data, 64 percent of respondents indicated that they were already using transaction data within their company for big data analysis, a further 19 percent said they planned to begin using transaction data within 12 months.

Types/sources of big data used by industry professionals worldwide in 2016

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Release date

March 2017



Survey time period

summer 2016

Number of respondents

208 respondents

Special properties

Big data professionals

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of the following data types does your company use for big data analysis?"

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