The Future of Enterprise: Big Data

David Gildeh

This blog is a follow up to my previous blog on The New Instability and the Future of Enterprise, and was inspired by Daniel Hulme’sGeneral Assembly class on Big Data to Big Wisdom.

There’s a lot of hype at the moment about Big Data, and how it will revolutionize the Enterprise. As a result a lot of software vendors have jumped onto the Big Data bandwagon, re-positioning their products as Big Data to secure a place in the $6.3billion global market, expected to grow to $23.8billion by 2016. The reason for this hype is the technology to analyze and process large data sets is finally becoming commoditised through Open-Source platforms like Hadoop, and Cloud services like Amazon Web Services, that allow customers to quickly and cheaply spin up 100’s or 1000’s of virtual servers to process large data sets.

So what is the hype…

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