The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at the world of Big Data and the opportunities present in the field. Far from being the space of finance firms or retailing giants, being able to not only store but also interpret massive amounts of data is now a trend across nearly all industries.

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