It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since the creation of the Hadoop subproject. Since that time, we’ve seen big data rise and grow to include hundreds of additional data and analytics projects that then poured even more fuel on the proverbial big-data fire.
But alas, in 2016, big data went mainstream, with Gartner formally dropping it off of its annual Hype Cycle for Business Intelligence and Analytics report. In Gartner’s view, big data is now just data.
And yet, the term “big data” and the topic of distributed, NoSQL computing platforms that facilitate new types of data explorations are still highly popular with our customers. We continue to see a rapid rise in the adoption of Tableau being used with databases and platforms typically associated with the term.
As we reflect on the trends we anticipate for the BI and analytics market in 2017, we expect big data to continue rapidly evolving and expanding. Customers will make technologies in this space core to their business-critical data platforms. And they’ll use these technologies in conjunction with Tableau to find even more ideas and inspiration within their data.
Of our 10 big data trends, here are two that stand out to me: