Whether we know it or not, data — big, small or otherwise — is becoming a central component to the way we live our lives. Various technologies have already enabled our favorite web companies and application developers to mine user data at a scale never before possible, and industries from health care to energy are figuring out that these same techniques can turn their iron mountains of data into gold. However, the data revolution is just getting started.
Here are three reasons I think, or hope, that the world of data is going to get bigger, better and more personal in the next year. If you’re looking for more, check out my November 2012 post highlighting the top trends shaping the way use, analyze and consume big data.
Get ready for Hadoop as you’ve never seen it before
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