To figure out what to do now and the future it is useful to look at history. One that I am currently immersed in is what the platform for future systems should look like and one part is the data processing area. I found a great video from Tyler Akidau and there is a link below. But let's start with the end. What is the evolution? Here are the technologies that Tyler covers and what they did.
Here is the list in a timeline view.
What can you do with this data processing approach? Here are 6 ways to process data.
The youtube video is below.