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Big Data in 2019: Trends to Watch Out For

April 1, 2019 No Comments

Featured article by Sam Jones, Independent Technology Author

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This 2019, big data will continue to be bigger. More and more organizations will realize its benefits, prompting the management to make it a part of their spending, making it a necessity and not a luxury. With this, keep on reading and we’ll look at some of the big data trends that you should watch out for this year.

1. Big Data Career Will Continue to be Lucrative

According to TechRepublic, being a data scientist is the most popular job for 2019. In the past year, there has been a 56% increase in the demand for such profession in the U.S. alone. It is expected that it will continue to be a lucrative path this year. This will prompt a lot of people to explore the possibility of being in such a field. It requires formal education and training, so it won’t be easy. Building a data scientist career or a profession in other areas related to big data will hold a lot of promise.

2. Artificial Intelligence will be More Accessible

It is impossible to talk about big data without a mention of artificial intelligence. With that, it is expected that AI will be more accessible this year. Meaning, it can be used not only by large corporations with millions of dollars to fund their data strategies. Even small to medium-sized enterprises can take advantage of AI and machine learning to make sense of the massive information that they are confronted with. It becomes easier to use and affordable, so almost anyone will be able to take advantage of its benefits.

3. The Rise of CDO

Today, it is uncommon for large organizations to have someone designated as a CIO, which stands for Chief Information Officer. This year, however, it is expected that there will be a change in the roles of officers in an organization, even the way they are called. More and more companies will have a CDO, which stands for Chief Data Officer. They will assume a critical role in the move of the organization towards establishing a data-driven culture. They will have an active position in steering the company towards a direction where is values data more.

4. Security will be Enhanced

While big data delivers an abundance of benefits to its users, it is not free of issues. Among others, one of the biggest concerns would be with regards to security. This 2019, it is anticipated that there will be tighter systems in place among users of big data, providing an assurance that there will be no breach. Organizations will be more proactive in their approach towards securing the information that they have, especially given the biggest data breaches that happened in 2018.

5. Tighter Governance and Regulation

Data has been referred to by some people as the new currency or new oil. Regardless, one thing is clear – data has value. Hence, it should be protected and regulated. That said, it is also expected that there will be tighter governance this year. For instance, last year, the European Union has enacted the GDPR. It is anticipated that there will be more laws that will govern big data, although, it may not necessarily be on a global scale.

6. Cloud will be Bigger

Along with the growth of big data, it is expected that cloud technology will be riding the same wave. Cloud providers will continue to enjoy big profits as they serve not only million-dollar corporations but even small businesses. The cloud will provide an affordable, secure, and accessible place for the storage of big data.

7. Emergence of New Technologies

In recent years, we have seen the emergence of innovative approaches in managing big data. This 2019, it is expected that we will be seeing more. This is in response to the challenges confronting big data beyond security. To add, the bulk of the work can shift to lower-level workers while technologies become more intelligent when it comes to managing big data.

In sum, this article discussed some of the biggest trends that you can expect in big data this 2019. It will continue to be a lucrative career, organizations will be more proactive in implementing tight security measures, and it will also become more accessible to users, among other things.

 

 

 

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