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Top Trends in Data and Analytics for 2021: From Big to Small and Wide Data


The move from big to small and wide data is becoming more relevant to organizations, and data and analytics leaders need to tackle challenges like low availability of training data (small data) or developing more robust models by utilizing a wider variety of data (wide data).

Published: 16 February 2021

ID: G00738992

Analyst(s): Pieter den Hamer Jim Hare Lydia Clougherty Jones Farhan Choudhary Rita Sallam Shubhangi Vashisth

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