Big Data in Action
The Big Data space is a rapidly growing and evolving arena. From predictive analytics and virtualization on the user end, to NoSQL and distribution methods on the back end, there are quite a lot of technologies to encompass.
First, read this brief article overview of new technologies: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2016/03/14/top-10-hot-big-data-technologies/#3c7eba937f26
Pick two of the technologies listed on this trajectory graphic in the article and consider the following: