Top 10 Big Data Stocks: IBM

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McKinsey defines Big Data as "datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze." Data usage continues to grow exponentially, so Big Data is only going to get bigger. Companies embracing Big Data today can gain an advantage and be great investments tomorrow. In this next series of videos, John Reeves and David Meier discuss 10 great companies taking advantage of the Big Data trend. Today's company, coming in at No. 8, is IBM.

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  • Report this Comment On March 20, 2012, at 11:35 PM, MatiasR wrote:

    Hey Dave, I think these videos are great, I'm glad I found them, it's a shame they aren't advertised more at fool.com.

    About IBM, I had a question that maybe you could answer. I think you mentioned IBM partnering with Oracle in the enterprise business? As far as I knew, ORCL, IBM, MSFT and SAP were basically the biggest players competing against each other in the applications and ESM businesses, and there was no such thing as friendship between them. And there were also a few other players like BMC that tried to get their fair share competing against the other giants. Am I getting it wrong? Is there space for all of them? Or do you see clear winners in the space? Thanks!

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