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Why the Internet of Things Data Will Spark an IT Revolution

In the beginning, experts said Big Data technologies would lead to the end of enterprise data integration, with data eventually moving into one, big in-memory or Hadoop system.

That was before the Internet of Things (IoT), with its never-ending stream of data. It seems the IoT is teaching Big Data humility.

A TechTarget article about a recent O’Reilly Media webcast includes this very telling quote from Mike Olson, co-founder and chief strategy officer for Hadoop distributor Cloudera: "It turns out machines are much better at generating data than you or I. It's why big data is happening; it's why industry is so quickly being transformed."

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http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/integration/why-the-internet-of-things-data-will-spark-an-it-revolution.html