A Look Back At Big Data Trends That Shaped 2017

There’s no doubt that 2017 was an important year for big data. From artificial intelligence to data governance, many technologies and concerns dominated the marketplace.

Scott Gnau, the chief technology officer for Hortonworks, offered his insights into what big data trends emerged over the last 12 months. AI had an AH-HA moment Gnau compared data’s importance in the digital age to oil’s use as a raw material in the industrial age. “When I think back 25 years to the data warehouse progression, that was when the first market basket analytics were done on transactional data,” he said.

Author: Ronda Swaney


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