The Most (and Least) Important Business Intelligence Trends in 2024
We asked 2,398 users, consultants and vendors for their views on the most important BI, analytics and data management trends, delivering an up-to-date perspective on regional, company and industry-specific differences and providing comprehensive insights on the BI, analytics and data management market.
Data security/privacy, data quality management and data governance are the three topics that practitioners identified as the most important trends in their work.
At the other end of the spectrum, dataOps, data lakehouse and data mesh were voted as the least important of the twenty trends covered in BARC’s survey.
The newly surveyed topic of data security jumps straight to number one this year. After six years at the forefront, data quality management has been caught up and is now ranked as the second most important trend, while the third most important trend, data governance, has steadily increased in importance. Having held down fourth position for several years, it rose to number three two years ago.
The significance of these three topics transcends individual regions and industry sectors. Establishing a data-driven culture is a trend that was newly introduced to the BARC Trend Monitor five years ago. Starting from fifth position in the first edition, it made its way up to number four. Self-service analytics (ranked five) has been an equally consistent trend.