In this feature story, Nicole Hemsoth over at HPC in the Cloud sits down with a number of thought leaders on the topic of Big Data. While the perspectives differ in this virtual round table, I think it’s clear that analytics will drastically change how we look at data in the future.
As reported here, Big Data now has its own conference and the single thrust this year at SC11 is Data-intensive computing. At the same time, the wave of stories on this topic seem to be increasing daily. Companies like IBM have invested $Billions in analytics acquisitions over the past few years, so follow the money; there’s gold in them ‘thar hills.