Linux users and big data



From on GigaOM

For anyone thinking the big data trend is a flash in the pan, there’s some new evidence to the contrary. A hefty 75 percent of IT pros and developers responding to a new Linux Foundation survey have their eyes firmly on this big data phenomenon.

More than three-quarters of the 428 respondents “expressed concern” about big data, and nearly 72 percent (unsurprisingly) said they will use Linux to support big data applications.  The respondents, while biased towards Linux — this is the Linux Foundation after all – do not work in a vacuum. A respectable 35.9 percent said they plan to use Windows to meet their big data needs.

The survey queried IT/IS people and developers in organizations with $500 million or more in annual revenue and 500 or more employees.  Just less than half  (41.6 percent) of the respondents are based in the U.S. or Canada.