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."