In our predictions blog for 2017, we noted three trends that characterized the declining prevalence of standalone BI applications:
1. Interactive exploration on the freshest data
2. The end of static data models
3. Search-based analytics gaining greater traction
All three of those trends continued throughout the year and feed directly into our predictions for 2018.
1. For analytics, the traditional relational database is dying.
According to the results of an O’Reilly study commissioned by Zoomdata on the state of data analytics and visualization adoption, more than two-thirds of data analytics now run on modern non-relational data platforms like Hadoop, NoSQL, and cloud and search databases.