I guess everyone is sick and tired of seeing the term “big data” attached to just about everything larger than 1 kilobyte.
But who is responsible? Who do we hold accountable for overusing the term big data? Who killed big data?
Was it first and foremost the vendors who made the kill? A recent blog post called “Big Data is Dead. What’s Next?” by John De Goes suggest that the vendors are to be blamed for stabbing big data from behind.
Could it be the analysts? I have, as mentioned in the post The Big MDM Trend, seen how Gartner (the analyst firm) have put big data forward in the shouting gallery in order to explain something already explained with other terms.
Big data has often been personalized by the data scientist. So maybe it was a Californian girl called Jill Dyché who caused an extinction of the data scientist and thereby big data. She wrote the blog post called Why I Wouldn’t Have Sex with a Data Scientist.
What do you think? Who killed big data?