Where is data analytics heading in 2016?

Companies doing data analytics next year will focus on refining data, move away from filling huge data warehouses, and start using external sources to gain richer insights, according to analysts. As data analysis depends heavily on how well data is cleansed and transformed, more organisations will look to into how they can further refine their data next year, said Mark Koh from Frost & Sullivan. “The bulk of efforts in data analysis is in data preparation and there will be continued efforts to help solve this challenge in 2016 by Trifacta, Paxata, and new players.” As part of refining their data, more organisations will use big data analytics tools on existing data lakes or data repositories, he said. Ian Bertram from Gartner said that more organisations will look at developing…


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