This article presents seven trends that will shape data in the near future, one of them being the growth of Cloud-Based Data Infrastructure and Platforms. With the increasing amount of data available, cloud-based data infrastructure solutions are helping organizations scale. There’s a huge amount of value in the data. In fact, that data is gold, but there is still a belief that data quality is someone else’s problem and that no one actually owns it. Instead Organizations need to start being honest about their data quality, and think of data as an enterprise-wide imperative.