In just a short span, big data has become one of the core disruptors of the new digital age. This year we saw many big data initiatives inside the enterprises and 2015 is going to be no exception. As big data continue to evolve, cio.com predicts five major developments which will dominate big data technology in the New Year. Let’s take a look:
1. Data Agility Emerges as a Top Focus
Data agility has been one of the big drivers behind the development of big data technologies. In 2015, data agility will become even more central as organization shift their focus from simply capturing and managing data to actively using it.
2. Organizations Move from Data Lakes to Processing Data Platforms
Data Lake will continue to evolve in 2015 with the capability to bring multiple compute and execution engines to the data lake to process the data in-place. The big trend in 2015 will be around the continuous access and processing of events and data in real-time to gain constant awareness and take immediate action.
3. Self-Service Big Data Goes Mainstream
In 2015, IT will embrace self-service big data to allow business users self-service to big data and empower developers, data scientists and data analysts to conduct data exploration directly.
4. Hadoop Vendor Consolidation: New Business Models Evolve
Open Source Software (OSS) adoption has provided tremendous value to the market. Cio.com believes 2015 will see the evolution of a new, more nuanced model of OSS that combines deep innovation with community development and Hadoop plays a significant role here. Hadoop is in the innovation phase from what started as a batch analytics processor to a full-featured data platform hence, Hadoop vendor consolidation will continue in 2015.
5. Enterprise Architects Separate the Big Hype from Big Data
It is expected that 2015 will see enterprise architects taking center stage as their improving understanding of the Hadoop technology stack, which will lead to a better defined and more sophisticated statement of requirements for big data applications.
Read the complete article here. One critical question that organizations will have out of above developments is how to best leverage these into the existing infrastructure – after all IT infrastructure matters to them. Identifying an agile and adaptive big data infrastructure is key to organizations and IBM is helping them address those. Visit the website to learn more and gain insights from leading big data experts. You can also follow @IBMSmrtrCmptng on Twitter for more updates.
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