There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day and 80 percent of it is unstructured. Servers grew six times and storage 69 times from 2000 to 2010 according to IBM. Against this backdrop, IT budgets remain flat while user demands on the data center are accelerating. 

Consider, too, the results of IBM’s 2010 Global CFO Study, in which 78 percent of those surveyed identified reducing computing costs as a priority over the next three years. Meanwhile, 74 percent cited faster decision-making as a goal. This goal implies the need to capture and analyze loads of data, including Big Data (huge…

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