What does 2015 hold for the world of data? We could say what we think, but we thought it would it make more sense to ask you, the people on the front lines.
So just before Christmas, we tweeted the following question: “What are your predictions for the world of data in 2015?”
The tweet linked to a survey asking a number of questions about how respondents used data in their companies, and we’ll be sharing info from that survey in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. In addition, however, the survey tweets collected dozens of responses addressing the initial question in various ways.
What are your predictions for the world of data in 2015? https://t.co/hsDtyFHdNr
— New Relic (@newrelic) December 23, 2014
Not surprisingly, many were snarky and satirical (love you, Twitter!), but others offered real insight into the short-term future of big data. So we thought we’d share some of the most interesting in this post:
@newrelic Excel will still be how most business users manage their data. Good through 2017
— Loraine Lawson (@LoraineLawson) December 24, 2014
— Peter Sena (@petesena) December 25, 2014
— Andrew Munro (@AndrewPMunro) December 26, 2014
@newrelic easy prediction. Data will grow. Analysis will lag. FUD and SWAG will remain. Statistics will still be made up by 87% of marketers
— Jonathan Copeland (@VirtSecurity) December 27, 2014
@newrelic I think with IoT, data is going to explode. Be an interesting yr for marketing/marketers and data analysis.
— Lee Wayne Ryder (@LeeWayneRyder) December 28, 2014
@newrelic predictions for world data…reinforced security/data protection to guard against secure breaches and data theft.
— Mark McKenzie (@mackynacky) December 25, 2014
@newrelic Mass proprietary products marketeers cause confusion that retards Information-Centric sciences, innovations … & USA businesses.
— AdeloVant (@JDB10101) December 26, 2014
@newrelic In #2015, data will sell you stuff you don’t need & keep making excuses as to why it hasn’t actually improved the human condition.
— Robotic Advice (@RoboticAdvice) December 27, 2014
.@newrelic I predict the term “data sector” will be widely recognized as a brand new economic category for SDK, API, app creators.
— Anthony Alfidi (@tonyalfidi) December 28, 2014
Streaming updates, @newrelic. Real-time graphic analysis. Live and interactive instantaneous updates. Intelligent content generation!
— Arm’s Length (@moremoreenough) December 27, 2014
— Kara McBride (@KaraMcBride) December 27, 2014
Finally, if you want to see the snark, this response to the question, “What are your predictions for the world of data in 2015?” is pretty funny and clean enough to reprint:
.@newrelic He’ll continue to explore the universe with Jean Luc Picard and have a whale of a time in the process.
— Paul Sharp (@Petersbrooking) December 24, 2014