Big data has exploded in both importance and prevalence over the past couple of years. And with big data solutions becomming so common, the technology itself is evolving. But how is it evolving, and how is the technology adapting to the needs of the consumer?

Derrick Harris of gigaom.com tackles these very question, discussing five ways big data is changing to address current trends and needs. 

"In just a few years, big data has turned from a buzzword and concept best left for large web companies into a force that drives much of our digital lives. Here are five technological trends that will change how data is processed and consumed going forward." 

Read the full article: 5 trends that are changing how we do big data

Edited by: Cameron McKenzie on Nov 5, 2012 1:52 PM