Any big data initiative is a major investment in time and resources, although the insights gained have tremendous value. There are many moving parts to any big data initiative, too many to master, which is why there is a growing market for big data consulting.
Very few organizations have the expertise to manage all aspects of a big data project. That’s why more businesses are relying on big data consulting experts to ensure big data success. Big data is a multi-billion dollar industry and as IDC forecasts, the market for big data technology and services will grow at a CAGR of 26.4 percent to become a $41.5 billion market by 2018 – that’s six times the growth rate of the IT market. Much of that growth is in demand for big data consulting services.