Where is Big Data headed in 2018? To begin with, predicting what’s going to be in the future has never been an easy task. We don’t know for sure if the machines will ultimately become smarter than man or we will be able to buy self-driving cars.
Well, the wave of innovation is far from over and if this is anything to go by, then Big Data is going to be Bigger, Faster and more Cloudier than any other time in recent memory. The Cloud is everywhere!
Here’s a rundown of important big data trends we believe is going to make a big splash in the coming months.
Trend #1: Quantum Approach to Big Data
Quantum computing concept has been around for a quite some time. There is a real possibility that it will come into full force in the 2018. But we will have to wait and see if the use of quantum computing becomes more commonplace and widespread. There’s a possibility of coding the machines in a more understandable way.
Trend #2: The NoSQL Conquest
Especially in the last few months, there has been a significant adoption of NoSQL (Not Only SQL) technologies. A NoSQL technology is modeled with “big data” needs in mind and has many proponents. The benefits of shifting to NoSQL databases are becoming more pronounced. In the enterprise IT landscape, SQL is set to become the dominant query language, even for NoSQL databases.
Trend #3: Hadoop Adds To Enterprise Standards
Hadoop, an open source technology and created in 2006, has already become a big part of the enterprise IT landscape, driven mainly by the demand for big data analytics. It remains to be seen whether Hadoop is going to completely take over the current database architecture or not, but it is fast gaining traction in many companies for its indispensable advantages.
Trend #4: Start Fishing In the Big Data Lakes
In 2016, Data Lakes are going to be a big thing. Though it is of recent origin and in early stages of development, the concept of big data lake is becoming a familiar term as far as big data processing and cloud analytics are concerned.
Trend #5: Increased Data Security and Breaches
Everything is going digital or is set to go digital, and in this context the issue of data security is still a major concern. Data breaches have been in the news and perhaps due to the growth of connected Internet of Things and fast networks, there’ll be more attacks from hackers. Hackers can even kill a Jeep driving on a highway.