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Big Data trends shift rapidly, but experts expect some of them to have a big impact on big data projects in the years ahead. 2017 was a significant year for big data with a variety of exciting developments. For instance, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector gained plenty of momentum as a growing number of tech firms continued to invest in its development. Some of the other niches that also showed strong growth included graph databases, cloud storage, big data fabrics – a technology that creates a converged platform that supports the storage, processing, analysis and management of disparate data, and more.
Many of these trends are expected to continue in 2018, along with several other notable predictions, according to brainworksinc.com.
- The Rise of Edge Computing – The next tech trend worth watching by many industry experts. In edge computing, the big data analysis happens very close to the IoT devices and sensors instead of in a data center or the cloud. For enterprises, this offers some significant benefits. They have less data flowing over their networks, they can delete IoT data that is only valuable for a limited amount of time, reduce storage and infrastructure costs and get a more rapid analysis process. Several major tech firms began investing in updating their platforms to support edge computing near the end of 2017.
- The Internet of Things (IoT) Evolution – IoT is also likely to have a sizable impact on big data. Users should expect to see more AI-integrated experiences as a greater number of devices become connected and capable of speaking to each other. Many organizations will need new technologies and systems in order to handle and make sense of the flood of big data coming from their IoT deployments. From healthcare and utilities to manufacturing and transportation, numerous industries are using IoT to improve their effectiveness.
- Data Engineers in Demand – Data Engineer is quickly becoming the hot new job title for 2018. If big data is analyzed appropriately, then it will positively influence your business strategy and over-all value. The demand for data engineers has surged, reflecting the trend of big data efforts becoming more essential.
- Taking it to the Cloud – More companies will transition to a primarily cloud-based strategy for big data analytics. A new study by Forrester Research predicts that 50% of enterprises will embrace a cloud-first strategy in 2018 for data, big data, and analytics. Some experts are also forecasting that more organizations will initiate multi-cloud strategies as they weigh concerns over relying on one specific cloud provider.
- Security Challenges – The new year will bring a host of new security threats and challenges as the volume of public cloud utilization reaches unprecedented levels. Enterprises will need to invest more of their resources to protect their data from breaches, system vulnerabilities, account hijackings and malicious insiders such as system administrators.
Want to learn more about the latest trends in big data? Various solutions for big data challenges in both the civilian and military spheres will be discussed and presented at the coming Big Data for Security and Intelligence Conference and Exhibition.
The event will be held on February 21st at the Lago Conference Center in Rishon LeZion, with the participation of the leading experts and industries of the big data ecosystem in Israel and abroad.