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5 big data technology predictions for 2015

Thor Olavsrud | Dec. 23, 2014
Big data technologies have evolved at a torrid pace that shows every sign of continuing in 2015. MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

Schroeder believes 2015 will see the evolution of a new, more nuanced model of OSS that combines deep innovation with community development.

"The open source community is paramount for establishing standards and consensus," he says. "Competition is the accelerant transforming Hadoop from what started as a batch analytics processor to a full-featured data platform."

5. Enterprise Architects Separate the Big Hype from Big Data

2015 will see enterprise architects take center stage as their improving understanding of the Hadoop technology stack leads to a better defined and more sophisticated statement of requirements for big data applications, including elements like high availability and business continuity.

"As organizations move quickly beyond experimentation to serious adoption in the data center, enterprise architects move front and center into the big data adoption path," Schroeder says. "IT leaders will be vital in determining the underlying architectures required to meet SLAs, deliver high availability, business continuity and meet mission-critical needs. In 2014 the booming ecosystem around Hadoop was celebrated with a proliferation of applications, tools and components. In 2015 the market will concentrate on the differences across platforms and the architecture required to integrate Hadoop into the data center and deliver business results.


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