Evans Data has released its "Big Data and Advanced Analytics 2016" report, which surveyed 500 developers who are working on big data projects. One of the more interesting findings from the study is that 36 percent of developers surveyed said they are using machine learning technology in their applications.
"Machine learning includes many techniques that are rapidly being adopted at this time and the developers who already work with Big Data and advanced analytics are in an excellent position to lead the way," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, in a statement. "We are seeing more and more interest from developers in all forms of cognitive computing, including pattern recognition, natural language recognition and neural networks, and we fully expect that the programs of tomorrow are going to be based on these nascent technologies of today."
Other key findings from the survey indicated that 42 percent of developers are doing real-time data analytics and 38 percent are analyzing unstructured data.