The 10 Biggest Big Data News Stories Of 2019

From blockbuster acquisitions, to controversy over data privacy and protection, to the rapid incorporation of artificial intelligence and machine learning within business analytics tools, 2019 was an eventful year in the Big Data arena.

Acquisitions were rife in the industry this year, from game-changing deals like’s $15.7 purchase of data analytics and visualization software vendor Tableau Software to smaller acquisitions that allowed companies like Sisense, Alteryx and Logi Analytics to expand their technology portfolios.

There were big data companies like Databricks that succeeded and flourished, and companies like MapR Technologies that failed.

And there were the mega-trends of increased use of AI and machine learning in big data software, the growing use of Kubernetes as a big data platform, and the rising focus on unprotected and misused customer data.

Here’s a look at what we think were the 10 biggest news stories in Big Data in 2019.

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