Top 5 data stories of 2023: Microsoft’s play in cloud war, Databricks’ acquisition and more

2023 was the year of generative AI. However, as every company moved to strengthen their AI strategy, they also realized the value of clean and high-quality data — circling back to the need for robust infrastructure into the mix.

1. Microsoft’s move to beat Amazon and Google in the cloud war

2. The rise of vector database, a new kind of database for AI era

3. Databricks’ $1.3 billion acquisition of MosaicML

4. Salesforce partners up for stronger data foundations

5. Snowflake’s Document AI for unstructured data search