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How Much Is Big Data Worth?

January 14, 2016

We all know Big Data is on the rise and has been making a big impact in just about every industry out there, but how much is the Big Data Industry worth? With Big Data infiltrating many different sectors, it can be expected that Big Data is worth a pretty penny. What about the up and coming technologies connected with Big Data? How much are Cognitive Computing or the IoT worth?

We live in a world that is ever changing, on the path to a more tech savvy population, we create a lot of data and rely heavily on many different devices daily. Because of this there are predictions that by 2020 Big Data will be worth $7 Billion. That is a lot of money, but it makes sense because Big Data is a very big industry.

What about other industries that are just emerging? Can we expect to see big things out of them? The answer is YES! Cognitive computing is quickly becoming a very popular and promising field. Cognitive computing will change the world in a very unique way, teaching computers cognitive thinking skills, forming more efficient versions of ourselves. This field is predicted to be worth $13 Billion by 2020.

The big kicker is the internet of things. IoT is a field that incorporates many different technological sectors to form an interconnected system of devices. The Internet of Things will change our daily living anywhere from the thermostat in our homes to our cars driving us to work. The IoT is though to be worth a whopping $7 Trillion by 2020!

To learn more about how this fields are connected, check out this article describing the interactions between different silos in the tech world.

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