The biggest beneficiaries of big data would seem to be retail giants, like Amazon and Walmart. But according to a 2012 study by Gartner, the hottest industries for big data are banking, communications, government, and manufacturing. For details, check out this insightful (but ugly) infographic created with Tableau.
Big data might be losing some of its luster, but the invariable truth is that data continues to grow. According to IBM, 90% of the data today has been created just in the last two years. As long as we use computers, data will grow.
For the true believers, one of my favorite blogs, Data Science 101, posted these five highlights from the first issue of the journal Big Data. You know what I’ll be reading the next couple of days whilst on my porcelain throne.