By Hollie Moore Haynes
"Research firm IDC expects Big Data to grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015. Peter Sondergaard, Gartner's global head of research, says that by 2015 we'll see 4.4 million jobs devoted to the global support of Big Data, with 1.9 million based in the U.S. He also predicts a jobs multiplier effect – each IT job created by Big Data will generate three more positions outside of IT."
Investing in big data's second act - Term Sheet