Big Data: Cutting through the bulls**t

The global market for big data, analytics and business intelligence solutions was worth $22 billion in 2012—and it will keep growing, at a compound annual growth rate of 12.7 percent, through 2017.
That $40 billion estimate, by the way, comes courtesy of the market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
If you’ve been following coverage here on ZDNet, you’ll know that we can be somewhat wary of the term “big data.” There’s a lot of ambiguity (and hype) wrapped up in the word, and it can be hard to find the nugget of reality trapped inside.

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