How has the interest in Big Data, Hadoop, Business Intelligence, Analytics and Dashboards changed over the years?
One easy way to gauge the interest is to measure how much news is generated for the related term and Google Trends allows you do that very easily.
After plugging all of the above terms in Google trends and further analysis leads to the following visualizations.
Aggregating the results by year
It is very amazing to see that the stream representing Dashboards has remained constant through out the years.
So does the stream for Analytics and Business Intelligence in general exihibit similar trend.
Analytics is kind of widening its mouth as we move forward and that is being helped by the combination of terms such as Hadoop + Big Data + Analytics being used almost together.
Now check the line chart below
Looks like the Trend for Dashboards define the lower bound and the trend for Business Intelligence define the upper bound. The trend for Hadoop started around first Quarter of 2007. The trend for Big Data started around third Quarter of 2008 and ever since they both are rapidly increasing. It remains to see whether they will cross "Business Intelligence" in terms of popularity of kind of merge and find a stable position somewhere in the middle.
Before Big Data and Hadoop came into picture the term "Analytics" exhibited a stable ground closer to dashboards but now the trend for Analytics seems to be following Big Data and Hadoop.
Let us take a deeper look into each week since 2004
Look at the downward spikes occuring around Christmas time. Nobody wants to hear about Big Data or Dashboards during holidays.
And finally, here is a quarterly cyclical view