During your 2015 budget planning process, these are the big data topics that Mary Shacklett, president of Transworld Data, a technology and market research firm, says should be front and center. She says that there will be re-emphasis on systems of record (SOR) systems and that “now that volumes of big data have piled in to corporate storage, enterprises are struggling to get their arms around this data, and to discover which data is useful and which is not. The only data that is useful is data that can provide answers to key business questions.

“Enterprises have discovered that the best ways to vector into this data is by using the access keys of their traditional SOR data for queries. In 2015, there will be a concentrated enterprise effort to link SOR data into big data repositories as a means of navigating through the data and finding the "pearls" of corporate wisdom.”