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eWeek: Predictions 2018: How Data Management Will Be Evolving

Dec 14, 2017
Kelly Stirman

Our VP of Strategy, Kelly Stirman, was quoted a number of times in eWeek’s predictions for 2018. You can read more about it in Predictions 2018: How Data Management Will Be Evolving.

Our favorite prediction:

“For most of the past decade, key areas of technology have focused on improving developer productivity. This includes cloud vendors like AWS, data management vendors like Hadoop, NoSQL, and Splunk, and infrastructure like Docker, Mulesoft, Mesosphere, and Kubernetes. Why? Developers have been the craftspeople responsible for digitizing key areas of society by recasting them as software. Now vendors will start to focus on a new group of users: data consumers. For every developer there are 10 data analysts, data scientists, and data engineers, totaling over 200M today and growing rapidly.

“Everyone likes to say ‘data is the new oil,’ and while products like Tableau have catered to the visualization of data, but there are many steps in the ‘data refinery pipeline’ that are still IT-focused and a million miles from the self-service that developers enjoy today with their tools. Vendors will start to close the gap and focus on dramatically improving the productivity of this critical market.”

Happy Holidays and see you in 2018!

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