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 asked 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.”