Gartner Reveals Five Major Trends Shaping the Evolution of Analytics and Business Intelligence

I think it's a mistake to mine these Gartner hype cycle charts for too much—they're trailing indicators, not leading ones. Forrester and Gartner are not good at predicting the future, just holding up a mirror to the industry and saying "this is what I'm hearing".

So while I think it's downright silly that data catalogs will be obsolete before the "plateau of productivity" (there's an incredible amount of innovation in this space!) I do find it valuable to look through the above chart.


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