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Gartner says big data will drive $28B of IT spending in 2012

Gartner says big data will drive $28B of worldwide IT spending in 2012. In 2013, big data is forecast to drive $34B of IT spending. Most of the current spending is used in adapting traditional solutions to the big data demands and only $4.3B in software sales will be driven directly by demands for new big data functionality in 2012.