The top 5 enterprise analytics stories of 2021 (and a peek into 2022)

In 2021, everything from databases, to baseball, no-code AI for data scientists, graph analytics, and even events got an analytics makeover this year.

Heading into 2022, Chris Howard, the chief of research at Gartner, and his team wrote in its Leadership Vision for 2022 report on the Top 3 Strategic Priorities for Data and Analytics Leaders that “progressive data and analytics leaders are shifting the conversation away from tools and technology and toward decision-making as a business competency. This evolution will take time to achieve, but data and analytics leaders are in the best position to help orchestrate and lead this change.”

The enterprise analytics sector this year foreshadowed much of what’s to come. Here’s a look back at the top stories in this sector from 2021, and where these themes may carry the industry towards next.

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