7 Big Data Startups With An Eye On The Channel


Alpine Data Labs

CEO: Tom Ryan

Alpine Data Labs hones in on two of the most buzzworthy trends associated with big data today: predictive analytics and data science.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, which was founded in 2010 after being incubated inside EMC/Greenplum, makes a big data analytics platform that works on both Hadoop-based data sources and relational databases. Alpine Data Labs touts the platform as being intuitive and easy to use -- even for those without a background in the burgeoning data science field.

Alpine Data Labs today partners with a handful of systems integrators, including Knowledgent and Foundation's Edge. Founder and Chief Product Officer Steve Hillion said the company plans to add more partners, particularly to help with data science services. "We want to build out a competency around data science ourselves, but we will strongly rely on our partners," Hillion said.