BIG DATA, the big word, everybody is talking about big data. Big data here, big data there. Who needs big data? What is it exactly? Is it the next step after Business Intelligence? Big data, as I understand it now, means millions of transactions daily, mainly computer generated (web logs, sensors, ecommerce records), and many computers working together to achieve whatever goal is that your are after, data wise.
Here is an interesting link of company names using Hadoop, a big data technology:
So trends are the moment are: R statistics software, Python, big data and analytics.