Next year many major companies will move their big data projects from the planning stages to implementation, with new industries and lines of business inside enterprises getting in on the action.
That’s just one of several predictions for big data in 2013 from Nancy Kopp, IBM’s senior program director of product, marketing and strategy for big data.
Kopp said that in order for IT to keep up with new big data initiatives, the new focus will have to be on agility and time to insight, surpassing even performance as the top necessity in data warehousing. The days of the “monolithic data warehouse” are gone, she said.
In this interview with Data Informed Staff Writer Ian B. Murphy, Kopp discusses what next year’s data scientist will be required to do, how technologies like Hadoop will grow and mature and how investments in IT will shift as enterprise goes from searching for value in their data to expecting fast insight. (Podcast running time: 19:19)