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Big data analytics trends to watch

Dec 25, 2015

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By Sohini Bagchi, Livemint

As self-service BI proliferates, the new year will also bring a huge increase in advanced analytics projects across industries. However, unlike before, when big data discussions made it sound as if chief information officers (CIOs) and analytics practitioners had to think of advance analytics as something wholly separate from traditional analytics, the perspective is changing, according to a December report by International Institute for Analytics (IIA), an independent research and advisory firm.

“These things are, in many cases, being combined, and data science, if anything, is becoming a specialized branch of the central analytics group,” IIA co-founder Thomas H. Davenport said at a webinar on 14 December while presenting the report.

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