Because the past few years have been pretty good ones for big data and analytics, it stands to reason that 2014 has the potential to be a banner year for the market as well. As the needs of businesses in countless sectors become more complex and multifaceted, the business intelligence software and analytics tools that they use will need to rise to the occasion. By all indications, this is expected to be the case in the coming year.
A number of recent industry reports have surfaced concerning the near future of analytics. All of these focus on the major trends that are most likely to dominate or characterize the market throughout 2014 – and arguably beyond that. Providers of BI and analytics platforms, along with the leaders of businesses that are going to heavily rely on such tools, would do well to closely review this information and consider how they should adapt their 2014 strategies, if necessary.