It’s always refreshing to see data scientists turn the tools on themselves. Gives the field credibility.
Benedikt Koehle looked at the frequency of ngrams in the abstracts for the 2015 Strata+Hadoop World conference. He concluded, as a result of this analysis, that
2015 will be probably known as the “Spark Strata”
He also notes the resurgence of interest in R, at the expense of Python.
I also notice that the word “APIs” is very prominent—paralleling the growth of interest in other development-related areas.