Karen declared 2015 as the Year of Data. And with future outlooks, it's still looking great for data in 2016. As we start the new year, let's look at some of the trends and predictions coming from the data industry. We'll include data modeling topics, but also look to the types of innovations in the data world that will influence our data architectures, jobs and tools. Some have been around for a while but just now gaining traction and some are just now rolling out: Machine Learning, Internet of Things, New and NoSQL DBs, Data Wrangling, Data Virtualization and more.