Innovative Industries Top 3 Big-Data Stocks for 2012 By James Rogers 04/16/12 - 02:39 PM EDT
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- We all know that Silicon Valley loves buzzwords, but investors should pay close attention to the "big data" market, which could spell big money for companies such as IBM(IBM), EMC(EMC) and Teradata(TDC). Big data refers to the management of vast quantities of unstructured data, or information that is outside the realm of traditional databases. Examples include email messages, PowerPoint presentations, audio, video and social media information.
"[This is a] hot space, to say the least," said Jayson Noland, an analyst at Robert W. Baird, in an email. "I was told the other day that there are 125 start-ups in big data, mostly focused on analytics."