Wikibon.com – Originating Author: Jeff Kelly with David Vellante and David Floyer. The Big Data market is on the verge of a rapid growth spurt that will see it top the $50 billion mark worldwide within the next five years.
As of early 2012, the Big Data market stands at just over $5 billion based on related software, hardware, and services revenue. Increased interest in and awareness of the power of Big Data and related analytic capabilities to gain competitive advantage and to improve operational efficiencies, coupled with developments in the technologies and services that make Big Data a practical reality, will result in a super-charged CAGR of 58% between now and 2017. Below is Wikibon’s five-year forecast for the Big Data market as a whole: http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/Big_Data_Market_Size_and_Vendor_Revenues
DataStream.com – Data scientists come from various research backgrounds, bringing a wide array of interests to bear upon their work. Noah Zimmerman, Senior Data Scientist at Greenplum, embodies this eclecticism. Boasting a background in immunology and biomedical informatics, Zimmerman is also fascinated with human-computer interaction and design for collaboration. All of these interests inform Zimmerman’s work with Greenplum customers. In this interview, he speaks about his background, and the path from immunology and design to data science. http://www.greenplum.com/blog/topics/data-science/the-eclectic-mind-of-the-data-scientist-an-interview-with-greenplums-noah-zimmerman
Bill Franks, author of the recently released 'Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave' and Chief Analytics Officer for the data warehouse appliance vendor Teradata. SearchBusinessAnalytics.com recently sat down with Franks to discuss why these non-traditional skills are necessary, how businesses can assess a candidate's "softer skills" during the interview process, and why he's begun calling for data artists rather than data scientists. Read Article...
Forbes.com – Louis Columbus, Contributing writer. From the best-known companies in enterprise software to start-ups, everyone is jumping on the big data bandwagon. The following is a roundup of the latest big data forecasts and market estimates recently published. http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2012/08/16/roundup-of-big-data-forecasts-and-market-estimates-2012/