Happy New Year - and what a year it's been.
With the technology advancements of phones, tablets, glasses, clothing and
machines over the last year, there are volumes of unstructured and
multi-structured data collected from machines and connected devices, and it's
growing at a dizzying pace. The Internet of Things is quickly turning into
the Internet of Everything - in today's always-on, always-connected world,
and machine data is everywhere.
If 2013 could be classified as the year of the Internet of Things, what will
2014 bring? Looking ahead even further, IDC has estimated that in 2020 there
will be 26 times more connected things than people. Wikibon issued a forecast
of $514 billion to be spent on the "Industrial Internet" in 2020, and Gartner
estimates 20 billion connected devices by 2020, a 30-fold increase from
So what's next? How to handle the rise of... (more)