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Big Data Continues Its Growth in Importance

Big Data, Analytics featured in Forrester's emerging tech list

Analyst firm Forrester has just announced their top 15 technologies to watch over the next five years, and capabilities near and dear to our hearts hearts here at Revolution Analytics feature prominently.

Included on the list:

  • Big Data platforms for real-time analytics
  • Big Data platforms for batch analytics
  • Customer intelligence and analytics platforms
  • Business Intelligence (reporting, visualization and analytics)

That Big Data Analytics is a technology focus shouldn't come as a surprise. IT spending on Big Data market was already at $28 million in 2012 according to Gartner, and analysts including IDC forecast spending to grow by more than 30% annually (or even faster, according to some commentators).

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid

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