Jim Kobielus revisits the predictions he made in 2011 (and a summary of 2010) , and makes some fresh ones for 2012. For technology watchers, this is an article by one of the gurus of enterprise software.
All of those trends predictions (at http://www.decisionstats.com/brief-interview-with-james-g-kobielus/ ) came true in 2011, and are in full force in 2012 as well.Here are my predictions for 2012, and the links to the 3 blogposts in which I made them last month:
The Year Ahead in Next Best Action? Here’s the Next Best Thing to a Crystal Ball!
- The next-best-action market will continue to coalesce around core solution capabilities.
- Data scientists will become the principal application developers for next best action.
- Real-world experiments will become the new development paradigm in next best action.
The Year Ahead in Advanced Analytics? Advances on All Fronts!
- Open-source platforms will expand their footprint in advanced analytics.
- Data science centers of excellence will spring up everywhere.
- Predictive analytics and interactive exploration will enter the mainstream BI user experience:
The Year Ahead In Big Data? Big, Cool, New Stuff Looms Large!
- Enterprise Hadoop deployments will expand at a rapid clip.
- In-memory analytics platforms will grow their footprint.
- Graph databases will come into vogue.
And in an exclusive and generous favor for DecisionStats, Jim does some crystal gazing for the cloud computing field in 2012-
Cloud/SaaS EDWs will cross the enterprise-adoption inflection point. In 2012, cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise data warehouses (EDWs), offered on a public subscription basis, will gain greater enterprise adoption as a complement or outright replacement for appliance- and software-based EDWs. A growing number of established and startup EDW vendors will roll out cloud/SaaS “Big Data” offerings. Many of these will supplement and extend RDBMS and columnar technologies with Hadoop, key-value, graph, document, and other new database architectures.
|James G. Kobielus
James serves Business Process & Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He is a leading expert on data warehousing, predictive analytics, data mining, and complex event processing. In addition to his core coverage areas, James contributes to Forrester’s research in business intelligence, data integration, data quality, and master data management.
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James has a long history in IT research and consulting and has worked for both vendors and research firms. Most recently, he was at Current Analysis, an IT research firm, where he was a principal analyst covering topics ranging from data warehousing to data integration and the Semantic Web. Prior to that position, James was a senior technical systems analyst at Exostar (a hosted supply chain management and eBusiness hub for the aerospace and defense industry). In this capacity, James was responsible for identifying and specifying product/service requirements for federated identity, PKI, and other products. He also worked as an analyst for the Burton Group and was previously employed by LCC International, DynCorp, ADEENA, International Center for Information Technologies, and the North American Telecommunications Association. He is both well versed and experienced in product and market assessments. James is a widely published business/technology author and has spoken at many industry events.