'Big Data' has been on the tip of our tongues for the last decade, with businesses becoming increasingly aware of the value that data can add to their bottom line.
Experts suggest that soon, servers and information management systems will be heaving and unable to cope with the vast amount of data they accumulate.
Is it time to slow down and only use what's valuable?
Scott Gnau, CTO of Hadoop distribution vendor Hortonworks, predicts the following trends will dominate data and analytics in 2016: Internet of Anything. In 2016, businesses will look at deriving value from all data, Gnau says. "It's not just the Internet of Things but rather Internet of Anything that can provide insights," he says. "Getting value from data extends beyond devices, sensors and machines and includes all data including that produced by server logs, geo location and data from the Internet."