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Big Data Just Keeps Getting Bigger

I guess I've done my part to fuel Big Data hype by writing about Big Data hype--it's kind of a vicious circle. But it's a significant milestone and indication that it's gone beyond hype and is here to stay when the term is entered into the Oxford English Dictionary.

That came with the June update of "The definitive record of the English language." Also, big companies are constantly jumping onboard the bandwagon, with the behemoth General Electric and supercomputer company Cray Inc.--among others that you wouldn't normally associate with database products--announcing their own Big Data products this week.

Along with the culmination of the hype and general acceptance of Big Data--heading toward saturation--throughout the IT industry, of course, comes the inevitable backlash. Check out these articles:

And those are all from this week!

When everybody starts turning on you, you know you've made it.

And, of course, companies without the resources of General Electric, HP, IBM and the like are going all out to capitalize on the trend in various innovative ways. Forbes reports that:

"Kaggle, the data-science-as-sport startup, [provides] a matchmaking service between the sexiest of the sexy data janitors and the organizations requiring their hard-to-find skills. It charges $300 per hour for the service."

Wow. That's lawyer-like coin. Everybody wants their piece of the ever-growing pie.

How are you going to cash in on Big Data? Share your thoughts here or drop me a line.

Posted by David Ramel on 06/21/2013 at 1:15 PM


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