As we scan the concepts, technologies, products and the practices in the big data space, lot of things get muddier.
Neither the progression nor the boundaries are clear. We are still in the descriptive stage in terms of the application of the analytics technologies.
I had a good conversation with Bob Friday yesterday – his question was “What prevents us from answering 80% of the questions via automatic inferences ?” And that is the “Adaptive” stage we need to be …
I think a diagram is much better than me writing 100,000 words. So here it is :
In many ways, a lot of the underlying technologies are converging.