Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014 - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
12/15/2014 | 11:31:57 AM
Re: SQL on Hadoop
HAWQ was introduced in 2013, not 2014, so it was ahead of the 2014 rush of followers. I haven't seen any difinitive benchmarks about HAWQ versus any other SQL-on-Hadoop option ("Stinger" or otherwise). I've also seen no evidence of big HAWQ adoption. If it's so great, why haven't we seen lots of HAWQ users sharing their stories? I'm open to writing about them if Pivotal can make customers available. Ditto Presto, which I hear about mainly from Presto advocates (not practitioners).
pfretty
50%
50%
pfretty,
User Rank: Ninja
12/15/2014 | 11:23:23 AM
Love the list
I think you are spot on with your trend identification.  I would like to see a little more focus on developing, implementing and nurturing strategies. According to a recent IDG survey, data strategy development is still lagging considerably, which could prove discouraging to organizations not realizing the ROI as quickly as they hope. 


Peter Fretty, j.mp/pfrettysa
tspann085
50%
50%
tspann085,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/15/2014 | 10:08:19 AM
SQL on Hadoop
You cannot forget about the fastest SQL engine on Hadoop, Pivotal HAWQ which is much faster than Stringer or Presto.    It also has full SQL support and can run all TPC-DS 111 queries.
HM
50%
50%
HM,
User Rank: Moderator
12/9/2014 | 3:43:34 PM
Big Data Alternative
Doug, interesting trends on Big Data. Hadoop alternatives such as HPCC Systems provides proven solutions to handle what are now called Big Data problems, and have been doing so for more than a decade. More info at http://hpccsystems.com.

 
gkumar_splice
50%
50%
gkumar_splice,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/9/2014 | 3:09:54 PM
Re: A remaining challenge?
I agree with Charlie's comment, and I believe in addition to real-time, we need to also ensure that operational applications, which require high concurrency and consistency requirements, can leverage Hadoop's scalability and fault-tolerant capabilities. Splice Machine's RDBMS offers organizations these capabilities on top of the Hadoop stack - real-time updates, support for applications with 100s of users and high concurrency, and those which require consistency guarantees. 
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
12/9/2014 | 9:34:10 AM
2015
Will 2015 be the year more companies build/train their own data analysis gurus? I hope we continue to see more IT people who may not have formal analytics training establish their expertise via project work.
yamtssfa
50%
50%
yamtssfa,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/9/2014 | 6:43:29 AM
Big data - but from where?
I think it's also important to mention the trends of data acquisition, either private data (the data service companies collect about us), or aggregated data (Gnip/Datasift), or publicly available data (Webhose.io/Moreover)
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
12/8/2014 | 7:04:59 PM
Re: A remaining challenge?
It would be fair to say that streaming analysis remains a challenge, but there are multiple initiatives trying to address that problem. In the big data arena examples include Spark, Storm, Amazon Kinesis. NoSQL and NewSQL vendors and options are also sprouting analytical features, but I'd say this trend hasn't really hit the production mainstream this year.
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
12/8/2014 | 6:56:42 PM
A remaining challenge?
Would it be fair to say that a remaining challenge for big data practitioners is getting their systems to produce results closer to real time, as opposed to batch timje? So much could be done if we could instantly extract the nuggets we need from the big data generated on active Web sites or in ecommerce applications. Getting useful data to respond to a site visitor, or to recognize a significant event amidst a stream of them -- that's a big challenge.
Stratustician
50%
50%
Stratustician,
User Rank: Ninja
12/8/2014 | 3:33:04 PM
is 2015 the year of big data?
Nice to see some actual use cases for Hadoop start to come to light.  A year ago folks were still trying to figure out it seems whether Big Data analytics was more than hype.  I guess here we have some great proof points as to why it's going to be critical for many organizations moving forward.  Even nicer to see is that the right educational tools are in place to support these new areas of IT.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
Commentary
Gartner Forecast Sees 7.3% Shrinkage in IT Spending for 2020
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/15/2020
Slideshows
10 Ways AI Is Transforming Enterprise Software
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  7/13/2020
Commentary
IT Career Paths You May Not Have Considered
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  6/30/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Special Report: Why Performance Testing is Crucial Today
This special report will help enterprises determine what they should expect from performance testing solutions and how to put them to work most efficiently. Get it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll