5. Mortar Data
Working with Hadoop requires a fair amount of technical expertise. Mortar Data offers a cloud-based service, based on the Python programming language and Apache Pig technology for analyzing huge data sets, which makes Hadoop accessible to a wider audience of programmers.
Mortar Data emerged from stealth mode this spring and the New York company's long-range plan is to work with technology partners to bring a range of business intelligence, analytics and advanced monitoring capabilities to the Mortar Data platform.