As we get ready to bid goodbye to 2015 and gear up to welcome another year, we can’t help but retrospect on how this year turned out to be for the analytical space and what to expect in the future. However, to plan the future it is important to look at the past, and for that matter one needs to compare. Hence, we bring you a mixed palette which makes it interesting to see how different last year analytical trends were from this year as well as what new trends may stem from these.