Whether you are of the belief that Hadoop will take over current database architecture, or there will be a mix of Hadoop and other styles of databases, one thing is clear, Hadoop is now a part of the big data architecture in many companies. The legacy data storage vendors have incorporated Hadoop into their architecture in one way or another. Some classical database providers have embraced the market leading Hadoop players like Teradata, SAP, and HP. Others, like IBM, have built their own flavor of Hadoop. Spark and Impala continue to mature, putting more pressure on the traditional stack. In any case, Hadoop looks like it is here to stay and is synonymous with big data architectures.

You will start trying to fish in the data lake.

The concept of a big data lake, a large body of data that exists in a natural or unrefined state, is in early stages. This idea answers some fundamental questions around how to effectively store, manage and use the massive amounts of incoming data. The cutting edge companies Google and Facebook have developed useful ways to leverage the data lake, but should be considered early adopters. As it is, the data lake is still in a nascent concept, and we should expect to see advances in managing and securing the big data lake this year. And as Gartner points out the data lake requires a new kind of management to be effective.

The big data ecosystem will start to change form.

When new ways of doing things come about, it creates a new ecosystem around it. The same holds true for big data. We have new ways to store data, clean data, add content to data, bring in social media, analyze machine data, do deep analysis on data and, of course, visualize data. Over the next year we will see some surprising changes in the current ecosystem. Specifically, we will see MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) databases play a different and less prominent role.

IOT (Internet of Things) will continue to grow, driving new data solutions.

Your Ford Fusion sends 250GB of data back to Ford, who in turn lets you know that something is wrong with your car. Sounds like fantasy, but hardware and semi-conductor companies are betting on it. Companies like Ford, GE, and Rolls Royce jet engines are just a few examples of companies investing in IoT. In 2015, we will see a greater use from manufacturers. Some technology companies like Cisco will create solutions around the concept to help manage the massive amounts of data.

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