The 5 stories that defined the big data market in 2014

I’m convinced that Data Analysis is the closest thing we’ll have to AI. In fact, I think that it IS Artificial Intelligence. It reveals SO much. All we need to do is know what patterns to look for and what questions to ask of it. Here’s a reblogged article from Gigaom.com about the top 5 stories that defined the big data market in 2014.

Gigaom

There is no other way to put it: 2014 was a huge year for the big data market. It seems years of talk about what’s possible are finally giving way to some real action on the technology front — and there’s a wave of cash following close behind it.

Here are the five stories from the past year that were meaningful in their own rights, but really set the stage for bigger things to come. We’ll discuss many of these topics in depth at our Structure Data conference in March, but until then feel free to let me know in the comments what I missed, where I went wrong or why I’m right.

5. Satya Nadella takes the reins at Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has long understood the importance of data to the company’s long-term survival, and his ascendance to the top spot ensures Microsoft won’t lose sight of that. Since Nadella…

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