Big Data” has been one of the most-used technology buzzwords of 2013. The market has seen rapid growth and change in the past year. We’ve seen Hadoop and the ecosystem around it evolve from a technology only very talented programmers and engineers could use to one usable by data scientists. Companies have begun to embrace big data technologies and put applications into production. What lies ahead for 2014? Here are 12 predictions for what to expect in the big data trenches in the coming year.