I have been following the 2013 predictions for Big Data. Naturally lots of interesting predictions. Here are a few that I understand and (sort of) agree :
- Big Data Borgs & Rise of the Big Data Machines: Big Data apps & Learning Machines will rules says Information Week’s Jeff Bertolucci
- The era of Big Data automation w/ purpose-built BigData robots is upon us – predicts Derrick Harris @gigaom
- [Update 1] “… New specialized ARM-based servers to do specialty analytics. Advantage being more performance in smaller footprint, with reduced power requirements” says David Cappuccio
- Smart Big Data Appliances can also reduce operational complexity given “… for every 25% increase in functionality of a system, there is 100% increase in complexity” again from Gartner’s David Cappuccio
- The Revenge of the Algorithms : Big Data Algorithm Wars will begin, says Forrester’s Mike Gualtieri
- I agree with Mike that Big Data = all data
- Mike’s Definition of Big Data is very insightful & right on the dot
… the frontier of a firm’s ability to store, process, and access (SPA) all the data it needs to operate effectively, make decisions, reduce risks, and serve customers
- Also Mike is right in saying that Real-Time architectures will be prominent. In my discussions with companies, this need already is on the forefront. A well-crafted analytic infrastructure using Hadoop has a real-time least count of ~15 min (Eg. Facebook’s infrastructure)
- Big Data = [Business + Technology] [Requirements + Users] : Big Data will move out of sandbox with crisp business and technology requirements says John Bantleman @wired
- [Update 1] The Era of Smart Data : Actually the concept of Smart Data = Big Data + context + inference + declaratively interactive visualization has been there for a couple of years
- IBM’s James Kobielus & colleagues are big on cross-scale architectures & cross-application deployments. I agree.
- “… big data is about sensing, algorithmic discovery and gaining deeper insight through data” says Ed Dumbill in Forbes. Well said.
- Ed continues to say that “Essentially, the emergence of a global digital nervous system” … “
- I am neutral about it … Feedback loop is good, interlinked data is good, but taking Big Data as the digital nervous system … well that makes me nervous ;o)
- [Update 1] The era of Pragmatic Big Data : Companies have to decouple the marketing hype from the facts on the ground. Do what works for you, not what the hype says. The Top 10 Steps for a Pragmatic Big Data remains almost the same as when I wrote the blog an year ago ! Have an update “5 Steps To Pragmatic Data …er… Big Data” … What says thee ?