Role of the cloud in big data projects worldwide 2015

This survey presents the views of executives questioned about how cloud technologies are used in their big data projects in 2015. In 2015, 69 percent of respondents indicated that the cloud was used for data storage, archiving, and backup for their big data efforts.

How does your organization utilize cloud technologies in its big data efforts?*

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Release date

November 2015



Survey time period

Februrary 2015

Number of respondents

550 respondents

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Supplementary notes

* Multiple responses were possible. Additionally, the source defines the cloud as "a model for on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (eg, networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rolled out with minimal management effort or server provider interaction [Source: NIST, Sept. 2011].")
** The source provides the following information: "A global survey of 550 executives ... all were from companies with annual revenue in excess of [50 million U.S. dollars]."

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