We all know the slow decline and zero take-off about the semantic Web writ large, but what we probably did not know is that Big data would gobsmack the concept. Trends do not lie.
Some ten years ago the idea of the semantic Web had about a 4x advantage in Google searches compared to that for “big data”. Today, Big data searches exceed those for the semWeb by 25-fold. The cross-over point occurred in about April 2011:
Within a year, projections are that the Big data interest level will exceed the semantic Web by 35x.
These may not be entirely apples-to-apples cases, but trends don’t often lie. Play yourself with these comparisons on Google Trends.