Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions

Jeff Bertolucci | InformationWeek | December 23, 2013

How will big data evolve in 2014? The future is anyone's guess, of course, but we thought we'd compile a tasty holiday assortment of prognostications from executives working in the big data trenches.

..."More Hadoop projects will be swept under the rug as businesses devote major resources to their big data projects before doing their due diligence, which results in a costly, disillusioning project failure. We may not hear about most of the failures, of course, but the successes will clearly demonstrate the importance of using the right tools.

...The pace of big data innovation in the open-source community will accelerate in 2014.
"New open-source projects like Hadoop 2.0 and YARN, as the next-generation Hadoop resource manager, will make the Hadoop infrastructure more interactive. New open-source projects like STORM, a streaming communications protocol, will enable more real-time, on-demand blending of information in the big data ecosystem," wrote Quentin Gallivan, CEO of business analytics software firm Pentaho, in a December 5 blog post.