Our Hadoop survey reveals that Hadoop usage does not depend on data volume and currency. The majority of Hadoop applications process small amounts of data.

Survey analysis on the data volumes companies use

Data volume in Hadoop (n=251)

59 percent of the Hadoop scenarios described were implemented with “small” data volumes up to 25 terabytes (TB). Scenarios exceeding 1 petabyte (PB) are few and far between (1 percent). As expected, higher data volumes are anticipated in the near future (i.e. the next 12 months).

Companies start with smaller-scale Hadoop initiatives in order to first see the potential for further development. The largest increase was reported among scenarios exceeding 25 TB.


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