Re: Future will reside on adapters and plug-ins
@Mahender. My suspicion is that while there always will be some dedicated analytical apps, another growth area (maybe the biggest) for analytics will be as an element in everyday business applications. I think it has something in common with AI in that regard (which also includes the machine learning that is an element in big data). Yes, there are specific AI apps, but AI also appears in most of the software that we use today. We don't think of it that way, but isn't spell/grammar check in Word essentially an AI app in that it learns from our behavior (as individuals and in aggregate)? Search falls into the same category.
Suppose that we applied analytics in the background as we engaged in email, social media, and document exchanges with someone in our workplace, and the results told us more about them and our history with them while we were interacting with them. Is that the future for Outlook, Gmail or other commercial packages?