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Big Data Business Booming In Bay State, Says Report

Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, the companies announced, Monday. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

Dell is buying data storage company EMC. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

Massachusetts is going through a big boom in big data.

The industry here grew by 10 percent in 2015, adding more than $2 billion in investment in the last two years. That’s according to a new report out from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

So, what does this big data boom mean for the Bay State?

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Peter Cohan, teaches entrepreneurship at Babson College and is a startup economy columnist for Forbes. He tweets @petercohan.

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BetaBoston: Big Data Booms In Massachusetts

  • “The previous two years have seen an inflow of $2.4 billion in reported private investment in big data companies in the state. In addition, 194 big data projects in areas such as cybersecurity and the life sciences received federal funding.”

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