Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured – that inundates a business on a day-to-day basis. It has been a popular topic for a while now. It is considered a business asset supporting the next eras of multi-cloud support, machine learning, and real-time analytics. But the shine might have worn off the apple. Predictive Analytics Times brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “The Death of Big Data and the Emergence of the Multi-Cloud Era.”

With the announcement of Tom Reilly’s upcoming resignation from Cloudera and subsequent market capitalization drop, coupled with MapR’s recent announcement intending to shut down, big data might becoming to an end.

If this is true, big data will leave behind a legacy of its role in the beginning of social media dominance, in fundamentally changing the mindset of enterprises in working with multiple orders of magnitude increases in data volume, and in clarifying the value of analytic data, data quality, and data governance for the ongoing valuation of data as an enterprise asset.

Melody K. Smith

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