A new study from International Data Corporation says a great unmet demand for agile cloud application development, application scalability, broader data collection, extreme transaction processing and streaming data management are creating a need for multiple big data technologies besides Hadoop.

IDC predicts that the dominant big data technology will continue to be Hadoop and its tributaries this year. But at the same time document and table-oriented NoSQL database management systems will begin to gain traction beyond the early adopter phase.

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