Interest in open-source tooling and infrastructure for big data keeps growing among developers and traditionally proprietary companies.
Data analysis is becoming mainstream thanks to the rise of Hadoop and other big data tools.
Nonrelational databases are finding a home on mobile devices thanks to the newly revamped CouchDB. Big data is moving to some very small places.
New tools dubbed NoSQL may help developers achieve Internet-scale for their database driven applications.
Cloud computing needs to be open. Too much is riding on the risk of proprietary closure of data. Suggestion: make it easy (and free) to develop, but charge for services rendered.