By Alex Gorelik

If 2018 was about anything, it was about preparing big data for its next big phase. After several years of being stalled, stymied, and even charged with being one big bust, big data is about to live up to its hype. Many of the CDOs and other data professionals I’ve spoken with in recent months agree we’re on the cusp of something truly “big.” These are the same organizations that have continued to make big investments in data, learning from their mistakes, applying those lessons, and adopting the technologies that are allowing them to blow past many of their remaining obstacles. It’s this new optimism, investment, and innovation that’s bringing about the actual execution everyone’s been expecting for some time now, and it’s the same trifecta of opportunity that’s behind my top five big data predictions for 2019.

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