Big Data investment has been gaining momentum seeing nearly $5 billion of funding over the last five years. 2012 was the biggest year of deals and saw YoY growth of 19.5% over 2011. The graph below highlights the five-year financing trend to Big Data companies.
In addition to the acceleration in financing activity, big data exits have also increased with 2012 seeing 20 exits including several IPOs. IBM and Oracle lead the pack with the most acquisitions of Big Data companies.
Below is the five-year financing trend to Big Data.
The Big Data exit activity level has also seen a sizable uptick with 2012 seeing many exits via M&A and 3 IPOs including ed up as well.