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Bigging up big data: Why the hype is about to stop

ZDNet - Big-data hype has reached its peak and the concept is likely to plunge into the "trough of disillusionment," according to analyst group Gartner.

Businesses are exploring the use of big data to analyse and understand the vast amounts of information they have stored. But according to Gartner, big data has now reached the peak of inflated expectations.

According to Gartner's hype-cycle model, technologies reach a point where they are completely overhyped, after which users become disillusioned, only later to actually find a realistic business use for the technology.