Big Data has gone mainstream. But is it succeeding? Results from two recent surveys (conducted by NewVantage Partners and Wikibon, respectively) show some key ROI (return on investment) challenges facing Big Data projects.

First up, Wikibon's Big Data Analytics Survey 2014 survey results -- which shows a disconnect between corporate IT and their business users. While corporate IT departments are pleased to get Big Data platforms (like Hadoop) up and running, their business user counterparts are struggling to define the right questions to be raising when using such platforms, notes Silicon Angle's spin on the research. And in many cases, Wikibon's research claims, the average Big Data project delivers just a 55 cent ROI for each dollar invested.

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