1. Sql is not dead
Well i remember people calling SQL based databases historic or dead and what not. I don`t see it going anywhere. Oracle will keep minting $$ & on Open Source champions like MySql and Postgres will go along well in deployment with most web CMS & technology. Even the cloud computing like AWS has extended its support on Postgres
2. WebRTC is kicking butt
In case you have still not heard of WebRTC, you better start looking out for it. The project will change the way real time communication is taking place on web. The fun thing is giants like Cisco and Google are battling it out for theirs as default codec.
3. OpenStack will be Defacto cloud enabler
I don`t give much attention to analysts when they say OpenStack has no real deployments. I clearly seeing the project making great strides in many areas. The modularity of OpenStack allows its component integrated with multiple technology. Companies like Concur, MercadoLibre, Disney are using Swift [Object Storage component of OpenStack] in real production case. Yes these companies are using various other technology & some are not even using Cloud.
4. Azure & IBM will keep battling out with AWS
Azure & $MSFT will do great with cloud reason, they already have an ecosystem. ex- Office365. Microsoft will tweak there licensing cost to move all there traditional customers to cloud. Softlayer acquisition by IBM clearly shows the future of cloud in enterprise is AWESOME. Everyone is serious.
5. People will keep talking about Big Data and NoSql
And last not the least people are usual will keep talking about Big Data & NoSql, venture capitals will keep funding startups. In reality you cannot add big data in all the use cases, i would prefer R or Python Panda for doing same stuff on smaller level.
6. PaaS PaaS PaaS baby
Yes platform as a service will remain another dominating topic for CIO & to be discussed among social media circuit. OpenShift & Cloud foundry will keep making technology polished and awesome.