Though the term data mining was first introduced in the 1990's, the concept of data mining is over 250 years old. Data mining reached its current form after going through several phases of research and studies. This growth began when business data started to get stored on computers. The process continued with advancements in computer technology including data storage, processing power, new software, algorithms etc. Moreover, in today’s competitive world of BIG data, IoT and more recently, Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Software vendors are all trying to create easy to use platforms for us all to become citizen data analysts and to make your businesses profitable and successful.