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Products Of The Year 2023: The Finalists

Rick Whiting

CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched or were significantly updated over the last year. Now it’s up to solution providers to choose the winners.

Big Data:

Data volumes continue to explode and the global “datasphere” – the total amount of data created, captured, replicated and consumed – is growing more than 20 percent a year and is expected to reach approximately 291 zettabytes in 2027, according to market researcher IDC.

But wrangling all that data is a major challenge for businesses and that’s fueling demand for a range of big data tools to help businesses access, collect, manage, move, transform, govern and secure data.

Cloudera Data Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric

Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

Oracle Big Data Services

Snowflake Data Cloud



Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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