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2017 Big Data 100: 15 Coolest Big Data Platform Vendors

Rick Whiting

BlueData Software

Top Executive: CEO Kumar Sreekanti

BlueData's software, which incorporates Docker's container technology, is used to deploy big data infrastructure and applications in an on-premise model or on Amazon Web Services. BlueData EPIC (Elastic Private Instant Cluster) is a platform that provides Hadoop-as-a-Service and Spark-as-a-Service.

The company's spring release of BlueData EPIC provides the ability to run big data workloads in hybrid on-premise and public cloud systems.

In January BlueData, founded in 2012 and based in Santa Clara, Calif., said sales grew by 426 percent in 2016 with the addition of such customers as State Farm Insurance, Barclays and Panera Bread.

 
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 rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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