Over the next decade, big data applications will evolve toward continuous, real time processing of vast streams of data. As a result, the role of Spark and related technologies is poised to expand. Wikibon believes Spark will be a crucial catalyst to driving the inflection points for each of Wikibon’s three big data application patterns. In 2016, Spark-based investments will capture 6% of total big data spending, growing to 37% by 2022.