Well 2011 has been a great year for Hadoop and its supporting ecosystem. There is a growing base of sub projects evolving to fill the many niches in and around Hadoop and there are companies coming out of the wood work to claim their piece of the pie. Not to mention the VC money pouring into Big Data related startups and many established tech players changing their business plans to account for Hadoop. So what can we expect in 2012? 

Here are seven predictions for what might be in store for Big Data in 2012: