InformationWeek: 5 Big Data Trends You Missed in 2014

In 2014, big data started to move from the bleeding edge to the mainstream. InformationWeek spotlights 5 trends that led to this change.

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — In 2014, big data moved from tech buzzword to mainstream acceptance.

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For the last 12 months, the tech world has watched big-data analysis grow from a handful of early adopters to technology used by some of the biggest names in the industry, including pharmaceutical giants Merck and Pfizer, manufacturing behemoth GE, and mainstream stalwarts such as the Weather Channel and Facebook.

Along the way, the money followed. The top three NoSQL database vendors have managed to raise more than $200 million in venture capital cash, while the three largest Hadoop distributors received more than $1 billion in funding.

With such money and prestige behind this trend, InformationWeek Executive Editor Doug Henschen looks at five distinct big-data trends of 2014, and plots what's next for the industry in 2015.

In his InformationWeek article, Henschen writes:

"Many took note of the recent declaration by Forrester Research that 'Hadoop is no longer optional' for large enterprises, thanks to compelling 'Hadooponomics' that make it a must for high-scale storage and data processing."

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