I recently had the pleasure of presenting the "State of Big Data Markets" to a non-technical audience. Big data might be the biggest hyped term of 2013/2014, but the interesting part for VividCortex and many others in the industry might not be as obvious.
Big data disrupts traditional technology vendors and creates an emerging world order where legacy technologies and business models fall short. Sure, like any industry, legacy players will become entrenched rent collectors, but the innovators are a new breed of software and services, built on top of increasingly commoditized hardware, with costs that are miniature compared to just months ago.
But how do we get to these conclusions?[Read more...]