Power Laws and the Never-Ending Big Data Boom

We’re about a decade into the big data boom, which may seem like a lifetime for those who have worked through it. But in many ways, we’re just getting started with what big data and AI technology is capable of giving us, Forrester principal analyst Brian Hopkins said at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit yesterday.

Forrester’s respected analyst gave a sneak peek into his vision for the future of business and technology during his keynote address before an estimated 2,100 people yesterday at the DataWorks Summit, which continues today and tomorrow at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Hopkins had some practical advice for data practitioners. For instance, he encouraged customers to reconsider their big data architectures.

Author: Alex Woodie


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