Another year has flown by, and the chatter about big data… decreased? According to the data from tech news tracking company, TechNews.IO, the number of articles that mentioned “big data” actually decreased for the first time in the past few years, though “Hadoop” coverage is still on the (slight) upward trend. Has the chasm been crossed? Are we finally recognizing that it’s all just “data”? Has the conversation shifted to more squarely focus on use cases and business results instead of the technical guts?
The raw numbers:
While there could be dozens of explanations for the decrease, 28,000+ articles or almost 78 articles per day mentioning big data is still a lot of talk. So, as we’ve done for the past few years, we used Datameer to dig into that data and discover what were the biggest “big data” news days of 2015, which publications talked about big data the most, and, who were the top authors talking big data.
Oh, and the best part? Because I had already built the analysis (and even made it into an app), all I had to do was upload the new data, and switch the data set. No building analyses repeatedly. Build it once and just run your new data through Datameer when you have it.
Enough of the “how I did it” — if you’re really interested in that be sure to check out this “how to” from back in 2012. Without further ado, the birds-eye view of “big data” and “Hadoop” in the news in 2015:
What were the top “big data” and “Hadoop” news days of 2015?
What happened on those big news days?
Perhaps it’s not surprising, but the biggest “Hadoop” news days happened to coincide with some of the biggest “big data” news days. In a roll-up:
Guess it’s safe to say that if you’re following either topic, put your ear to the ground around Strata shows.
Which publications wrote about “big data” and “Hadoop” the most?
…But how many writers are at each publication?
Which writers covered “big data” and “Hadoop” most frequently?
Changes at the top this year: Daniel Gutierrez from Inside Big Data overtook Pam Baker from Fierce Big Data for writing the most articles mentioning big data; and he kept his top spot for Hadoop, which he earned last year.