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What to Expect from Big Data in the Next 3 Years

Published on 09 May 17
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Big data has grown very much in the last few years. Today, big data has become a world of intelligence and automation, where it is very easy to mine data and build aptitude into everything from transportation systems to mobile apps. Initially big wasn't the end aim, but the models that drive this change feed on information to get smarter? Moreover, each day, more data is being generated from companies, governments, and individuals in general. So, what can we expect in the next three years?


Below are some big trends experts have been watching that will shape who will be talking and what they will be speaking about. We hope that these pointers will offer you something to think about before time lapses and get ready to face the future.


Giving the analytic power to people


This may not be a big deal today compared with the algorithm work being done and hard infrastructure, but struggles to ensure that data analysis is standard and an easily achievable skill can transform our society. Simply giving people that power envisions the information around them in unique ways and opens up new ways about how they think about their lives. For instance, a spark download can go a long way in analyzing big data even if a person isn't an expert.


As the available tools to laypeople get unconventional and as more data is accumulated about us via connected cares, fitness trackers, and the internet of things, it will be more important to get a sense of ourselves even if we are already quantified. For many reasons, we are being fed by numbers and spit out of the algorithms. Personal information will influence almost everything from the job offers we receive and the ads we see. This will motivate people to see at least a little of what institutions, companies, and governments see.


The Law


The legal system is probably rain on the big data party. Already, legislators, judges, regulators and the president keep trying to understand the meaning of all these data collections so that they can carve out an order. This hasn't been easy for them especially because the competing interests are still at play.


One tricky area that won't be easy to control will be the privacy area for consumers. There is a chance the customer experience will be elevated, but greater risks of invading other people's privacy will emerge.


It won't be an easy task for the lawmakers, including the others in the legal industry to design a framework of regulations. Honestly, they will not accomplish this challenging task if they do not understand big data technology and where it is headed.


Hadoop will march towards becoming a true platform


Although Apache Hadoop is still a distributed file system and a processing framework of MapReduce, Hadoop offers so much more. Hadoop clusters now can run numerous processing frameworks for different workloads while taking advantage of the same original storage infrastructure, thanks to advances like YARN.


Essentially, Hadoop is being transformed from a suitable tool for specific tasks to become a platform that can support different kinds of applications. Adopters like Twitter have already taken advantage of this reality, and Hadoop vendors like Cloudera are doing everything to create new capabilities to the products they offer. Startups like Wibi Data should also speed the evolution to make it easy to form big data apps.


It's not just the developers that will benefit but software vendors too. Traditional information database, warehouse, and statistic software companies will also have to come up with means of coping with knowing that Hadoop can store more data at a lower cost, and analyze it in different ways.





Big data has grown very much in the last few years. Today, big data has become a world of intelligence and automation, where it is very easy to mine data and build aptitude into everything from transportation systems to mobile apps. Initially big wasn't the end aim, but the models that drive this change feed on information to get smarter? Moreover, each day, more data is being generated from companies, governments, and individuals in general. So, what can we expect in the next three years?

Below are some big trends experts have been watching that will shape who will be talking and what they will be speaking about. We hope that these pointers will offer you something to think about before time lapses and get ready to face the future.

Giving the analytic power to people

This may not be a big deal today compared with the algorithm work being done and hard infrastructure, but struggles to ensure that data analysis is standard and an easily achievable skill can transform our society. Simply giving people that power envisions the information around them in unique ways and opens up new ways about how they think about their lives. For instance, a spark download can go a long way in analyzing big data even if a person isn't an expert.

As the available tools to laypeople get unconventional and as more data is accumulated about us via connected cares, fitness trackers, and the internet of things, it will be more important to get a sense of ourselves even if we are already quantified. For many reasons, we are being fed by numbers and spit out of the algorithms. Personal information will influence almost everything from the job offers we receive and the ads we see. This will motivate people to see at least a little of what institutions, companies, and governments see.

The Law

The legal system is probably rain on the big data party. Already, legislators, judges, regulators and the president keep trying to understand the meaning of all these data collections so that they can carve out an order. This hasn't been easy for them especially because the competing interests are still at play.

One tricky area that won't be easy to control will be the privacy area for consumers. There is a chance the customer experience will be elevated, but greater risks of invading other people's privacy will emerge.

It won't be an easy task for the lawmakers, including the others in the legal industry to design a framework of regulations. Honestly, they will not accomplish this challenging task if they do not understand big data technology and where it is headed.

Hadoop will march towards becoming a true platform

Although Apache Hadoop is still a distributed file system and a processing framework of MapReduce, Hadoop offers so much more. Hadoop clusters now can run numerous processing frameworks for different workloads while taking advantage of the same original storage infrastructure, thanks to advances like YARN.

Essentially, Hadoop is being transformed from a suitable tool for specific tasks to become a platform that can support different kinds of applications. Adopters like Twitter have already taken advantage of this reality, and Hadoop vendors like Cloudera are doing everything to create new capabilities to the products they offer. Startups like Wibi Data should also speed the evolution to make it easy to form big data apps.

It's not just the developers that will benefit but software vendors too. Traditional information database, warehouse, and statistic software companies will also have to come up with means of coping with knowing that Hadoop can store more data at a lower cost, and analyze it in different ways.

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