According to analysts of Market Research Media, the following technology markets are poised for fast growth in the next few years:
- Quantum Computing Simulation: While the physical device enabling quantum computing paradigm is still far away from any practical implementation, simulation of quantum computing is one of the fastest growing segments of the High Performance Computing (HPC) market.
- ARM processors enter the server and HPC markets: ARM-based processors are making their way into the server and High Performance Computing markets. ARM processors have been designed and built with power-saving mentality from ground up. This trend could become a disruptive force in the $60 Billion server market dominated by x86 and EPIC (Itanium) processors. This trend has also found a strong supporter in Nvidia.
- In-memory computing: DRAM is a new drive, enabling to analyze terabytes of data in seconds. Servers are upgraded to accommodate more memory. SAP is pushing in-memory computing into ERP/CRM domain. The open-source project RAMCloud of the Stanford research group paves way for platform development by broad community. VoltDB, “a blazingly fast relational database system”, relies on running a database in main memory.
- NoSQL: The NoSQl database technology carves a niche in the $20 Billion RDBMS market. Venture capital firms are investing in NoSQL platform developers. The RDBMS market leaders add NoSQL to their product offers.
- Cyber security: The cyber security arms race is on, with no end in sight. The Stuxnet affair has opened a new page in the offensive cyber warfare with the long-term effects on the IT security market.
- Cloud computing: Cloud computing, a mere buzzword a couple of years ago, is all the rage and this is only beginning. High Perfomance Computing is the next to move to the cloud.