By Brynne Henn - October 22, 2020
Original Article: https://venturebeat.com/2020/10/21/the-2020-data-and-ai-landscape/
Despite COVID’s impact on the economy, many companies in the data ecosystem have not just survived but thrived. In his yearly state of the union for VentureBeat, Matt Turck shares the key trends and areas to watch in Data and AI.
“4. Data analysts take a larger role
Now, because cloud data warehouses are big relational databases (forgive the simplification), data analysts are able to go much deeper into the territory that was traditionally handled by data engineers, leveraging their SQL skills (DBT and others being SQL-based frameworks).
In addition, there’s a whole wave of new companies building modern, analyst-centric tools to extract insights and intelligence from data in a data warehouse centric paradigm.
For example, there is a new generation of startups building “KPI tools” to sift through the data warehouse and extract insights around specific business metrics, or detecting anomalies, including Sisu, Outlier, or Anodot (which started in the observability data world).”