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The Coolest Big Data System And Cloud Platform Companies Of The 2023 Big Data 100

Rick Whiting

Part 3 of CRN’s 2023 Big Data 100 takes a look at the vendors solution providers should know in the big data system and cloud platform space.

All Systems Go

Today’s “big data stack” includes databases, data management software and data analytics tools – all critical components of an effective operational or analytical data system. But all those technologies run on the foundational systems – hardware servers and cloud platforms – that are provided by some of the biggest companies in the IT industry.

As part of the CRN 2023 Big Data 100, we’ve put together the following list of big data systems and cloud platform vendors that solution providers should be familiar with.

Many of these companies are well-known names in the channel, including Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM, that develop the underlying hardware and software that power big data IT including analytics and data-intensive operational applications.

In the cloud, where many businesses are deploying big data projects, cloud service giants like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Snowflake provide the platforms for those initiatives.

And long-established software giants like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP provide foundational cloud systems, databases and other supporting software for big data initiatives, in addition to offering their own portfolios of data management and data analysis software.

This week CRN is running the Big Data 100 list in a series of slide shows, organized by technology category, spotlighting vendors of business analytics software, database systems, data warehouse and data lake systems, data management and integration software, data observability tools, and big data systems and cloud platforms.

Some vendors market big data products that span multiple technology categories. They appear in the slideshow for the technology segment in which they are most prominent.


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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