Guest Article: Top 10 Big Data and Analytics Predictions for 2015

Sushil Pramanick

Sushil Pramanick


Forrester’s forecast that Hadoop will become an “enterprise priority” in the next 12 months, International Data corp. has just gazed into its own
crystal ball, and sees a future where spending on Big Data analytics is set to grow three times faster in 2015.

Here’s our prediction of Top 10 Big Data and Analytics trends for 2015:

1. Rise of Chief Data Officer and Data Scientists positions

2. Cloud Computing and Cloud Data Warehouse will grow adoption

3. Data Visualization tools will become very popular with business users with advanced visualization capabilities

4. Data Integration Hub at most large and mid-scale enterprise will expand to include unstructured data and incorporate advanced and predictive analytics using machine learning and advanced capabilities such as Watson

5. Integration with Enterprise Mobile Apps and Big data technology on the rise

6. Organizations will move from data lakes to processing data platform. Self-service Big Data with predictive analytics and advanced visualizations will go mainstream

7. Companies and organizations will struggle to find data engineers and data scientist talent. Many legacy ETL/Integration and EDW resources will fill the gap

8. The Internet of Things (IoT) will be the next critical focus for data/analytics services

9. Data Providers will evolve rapidly into new business model

10. Data Privacy and security will gain momentum in implementation

While we can’t know for sure if each of these things will come true, we do  know that the world of big data is changing. It’s no longer about just having access to data and the ability to store it, but instead the ability  to achieve actionable results with data through predictive and prescriptive analytics. Only time will tell how this evolves, but if you aren’t  leveraging data to compete and win, it’s time to get on board. The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC and if you are not investing or planning to invest, you  are already behind your competitor or losing your spot from being an A player.

Author BIO: 

Sushil Pramanick is an Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services and a senior information technology executive. Sushil has consistently ranked in Top 50/100/200 industry rankings in Big Data Analytics and Data Science. Sushil is also founder and president of a global non-profit origanization – The Big Data Institute (TBDI).



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