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Big Data and Hadoop in the News – 2014 Analysis

By on January 1, 2015

Just in case you doubted that Big Data & Hadoop were hotter than ever – here’s our annual analysis of how much they’re being written about, who is writing about them, and their biggest news days of the year.

As usual, the raw data comes to us thanks to TechNews.io (previously known as ITDatabase) and the data was uploaded, analyzed and visualized all in Datameer.

2014 vs. 2013 – The Raw Numbers

Hadoop and Big Data in the News 2013 vs 2014

A Closer Look at “Big Data” News in 2014

Starting from the top, a look at “Big Data” in the news from 2014 as a whole:

Articles Mentioning "Big Data" Per Day 2014

Looking at the top 10:

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And what exactly happened on the top 5 “Big Data” news days?

A Closer Look at “Hadoop” News in 2014

A look at the entire year in “Hadoop” news:

Articles Mentioning "Hadoop" Per Day

And the top 10 “Hadoop” news days:

Top 10 Hadoop News Days

What happened those top 5 days?

A Look at Who Is Writing About “Big Data” & “Hadoop”

The graphs speak for themselves:

Top 10 Publications Covering "Big Data" Writers Per Publication Top 10 Publications Covering Hadoop Writers Per Publication

And drumroll please… the top 10 “Big Data” and top 10 “Hadoop” writers:

Top 10 Big Data Writers in 2014 Top 10 "Hadoop" Writers of 2014

There you have it, folks. “Big Data” and “Hadoop” in the news… 2014 edition.

Be sure to check out our first analysis from back in 2012 and last year’s 2013 post to learn more.


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Susan O'Brien is Vice President of Marketing at Datameer.

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