- Hadoop's hype waned
- Real value was derived from big data
- Data warehouse became cool again
- The cloud soared high
- The rise of Kafka
Some interesting thoughts from Steve Sarsfield in the linked article
Real value was derived from Big Data In looking back in 2016, data scientists make very good use of big data and derived real value from it. It came out of the sandbox and into product. Researchers started to tap into the human genome, companies began to understand themselves and their customers better, application developers developed more compelling games, infrastructure was made more secure with detailed monitoring, users set up dashboards with a trillion rows of data and even traditional companies transformed their business with deeper analytics. The case studies are both far-reaching and varied in their extraction of value from big data.