"Because big data's effects are pervasive, big data will evolve to become a standardized requirement in leading information architectural practices, forcing older practices and technology into early obsolescence," said Mr. Beyer. "As a result, big data will once again become 'just data' by 2020 and architectural approaches, infrastructure and hardware/software that does not adapt to this 'new normal' will be retired. Organizations resisting this change will suffer severe economic impacts."
Additional information is available in the report "Big Data Drives Rapid Changes in Infrastructure and $232 Billion in IT Spending Through 2016". The report is available on Gartner's website at
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