Big Data Now: 2014 Edition
Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Media
Released: January 2015
In the four years that O’Reilly has produced its annual Big Data Now report, the data field has grown from infancy into young adulthood. Data is now a leader in some fields and a driver of innovation in others, and companies that use data and analytics to drive decision-making are outperforming their peers.
And while access to big data tools and techniques once required significant expertise, today many tools have improved and communities have formed to share best practices. Companies have also started to emphasize the importance of processes, culture, and people.
The topics in this 2014 edition of Big Data Now represent the major forces currently shaping the data world: