Big Data, Bigger Market
The rush to provide businesses with the IT to handle the ever-growing volume, variety and velocity of data didn't let up in the first six months of 2012. And, there's no sign of it slowing: The IT market research and analysis firm IDC predicts the market for big data technology and services will grow at a 40 percent annual rate from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion by 2015.
Here are 10 examples of cool big data startups from the first half of 2012. Some have been incubating awhile and had their big debuts in 2012. Others have been around for some time (we didn't go back further than 2010 to find startups) and made some big moves this year.