January 3, 2017 —
Big Data will gain more traction as will the various renditions of interactive computer-generated 3D environments: virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Merged Reality (MR) or XR. Big Data will not only become invaluable to businesses, but will play a huge role in XR, allowing it to become mainstream. One such vector is subscriber data management (SDM). Under the Big Data umbrella, mobile network operators will, finally, be able to monetize their biggest asset – their customers. Something that has long been out of the reach of the MNO.
The IoX will begin to enable a universal Big Data interconnect network that will allow XR to provide experiences unheard of today, from the enterprise to the consumer.
In 2017, these XR systems will focus primarily on entertainment and education, mostly with experimental applications in communications, data visualization and enterprise situational awareness. As 2017 progresses these platforms will become more established and widespread via the capabilities of Big Data and data mining and analysis apps. Business will begin to use them for any number of applications.
The Big Data scene will see strong growth in all kinds of technology availability “as-a-service” (XaaS – or anything-as-a-service) as cloud platforms mature. Another enabling factor is that hardware for such platforms is on the fast track so expect an uptick in deployment in 2017. Finally, advancements and refinements in Big Data analysis techniques, algorithms and hardware will build meaningful databases that can be of use to any and all types of organizations – from government to consumer.