My prediction: Big data will be here for the long term, but its success will be modest rather than spectacular. That's the technology, as measured by sales and implementations.
Value is a different matter. For most companies that head down the big data path, the value will never be entirely clear, and the whole outcome will be vaguely but unsettlingly disappointing.
Those will be the lucky ones. For some it will be much worse, but that story will have to wait until next week.
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