Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions

New bold predictions include: More Hadoop projects will fail than succeed, The need for automated tools will become critical, and #BigData will fly to the cloud.

Jeff Bertolucci, Information Week, Dec 23, 2013

Big DataHow 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. So without further delay, here they are -- six big data predictions for next year:

1. More Hadoop projects will fail than succeed.
That scary assessment is from Gary Nakamura, CEO of Concurrent, a big data application platform company

2. Enterprises will focus less on big data and more on stepping up their data management game.

3. The pace of big data innovation in the open-source community will accelerate in 2014.
... Hadoop 2.0 and YARN ... will make the Hadoop infrastructure more interactive. ... STORM, a streaming communications protocol, will enable more real-time, on-demand blending of information in the big data ecosystem ...

4. The need for automated tools will become increasingly critical.

5. Beware, Oracle! 2014 will be the year of SQL on Hadoop.
... people will start replacing their first-generation relational databases with SQL on Hadoop

6. Big data flies to the cloud.

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