3 Big Data Trends to Watch in 2016


By Lionel Gibbons | January 20, 2016 | Big Data



AI-brain.pngIn 2015, we saw considerable growth in the usage of big data across a variety of industries, as well as its overall perception. Using big data gives organizations insight into their operations and industry that were unparalleled just a decade ago, and we can count on that growth continuing well into the future. In 2016, we expect the big data movement to continue forward with several changes becoming much more clear in 2016. 

Quantum Computing Growth

The logical next step for continued growth in the big data industry is the leap toward quantum computing. Many large corporations are throwing huge sums into growing their quantum teams. Recently, Google has been very active in talking about their Quantum AI Lab, which just goes to show how close we are getting to quantum computers becoming a reality for larger corporations, and in the future perhaps smaller businesses as well. In 2016, we expect to see an explosion in the amount of attention that is paid to quantum computing, specifically within the big data industry. 


Machine learning is something that we are always creeping closer toward, and you can expect that creeping to pick up the pace in 2016. As we get closer to true machine learning, we will see more businesses begin to implement it within their own processes and open up more uses for big data than we have today. 

Simplified Analytics

One of the biggest drawbacks for using big data within medium-sized businesses is the fact that sifting through all of the information can be a bit difficult if you do not have the right software in place. We believe in 2016 you will see an increased focused on making big data observations more easily understandable through simplified analytics and reporting software. 

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