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What’s Next? Data Predictions from some of Alation’s Executives

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2015 is now ending and it has been a big year for changes in the data landscape. 2016 is now upon us and many data professionals are discussing what they think are the next big trends on the horizon. Alation, the creators of a powerful enterprise collaborative data platform, recently askedAnalytics some of their executives and co-founders about such changes.

Venky Ganti, the CTO & Co-Founder, has predicted that “data sprawl has been prevalent for several years. But the generation of insights has failed to scale at the same pace. No one has paid much attention until now, likely because the issue was difficult to understand and address. In 2016, people will realize the importance of scaling the generation of insights in parallel with the data – and finally have the ability to manage sprawl and realize new levels of insights from the data.”

While Satyen Sangani, the CEO & Co-Founder, is betting that consolidation is a big topic in 2016: “Data infrastructure players will consolidate further in 2016. As technology valuations decline, cash-rich enterprise software companies like Oracle and Microsoft will start to buy up many of the cash-poor data companies, adding accretive growth streams to the mega vendors. Keep an eye on companies with price to sales ratios of less than five as potential targets for this year’s buys.”

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Charles Roe is the Digital Content Manager at DATAVERSITY. He is responsible for both the article and blogging programs, as well as the DATAVERSITY Training Center. He has been a professional freelance writer and copy editor for more 15 years, and has been writing for the Data Management industry since 2009. Charles has written on a range of industry topics in numerous articles, white papers, and research reports including Data Governance, Big Data, NoSQL technologies, Data Science, Cognitive Computing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Information Architecture, Data Modeling, Executive Management, Metadata Management, and a host of others. Charles is backed with advanced degrees in English, History, and a Cambridge degree in Language Instruction. He worked for almost 20 years as an instructor of English, History, Culture, and Writing at the college level in the USA, Europe, and Turkey. He writes creatively in his spare time.

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