Emerging Vendors 2018: Top Big Data Companies You Need To Know

The New Generation Of Big Data Leaders

Growing volume, faster velocity and greater variety: The three characteristics that define big data today. Businesses are struggling to collect, prepare, manage and analyze all this data -- and many of the technologies they used in the past just can't cut it today.

That's given rise to a new generation of startups in recent years that are developing leading-edge software to help businesses derive value from their ever-increasing stores of data. Some of these products are more IT-centric tasks like cleaning, transforming and managing data, while others are designed to help analysts, data scientists and everyday information workers gain access to data and derive insights that can provide a competitive edge.

As part of CRN's 2018 Emerging Vendors list, here are 15 hot big data companies, all founded in 2012 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.


Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO and Co-Founder Satyen Sangani

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Alation develops the Alation Data Catalog that empowers analysts and information stewards to search, query and collaborate for faster, more accurate insight. The platform leverages artificial intelligence to automatically capture the rich context of enterprise data, including relationships between data sets.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO and Founder David Drai

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Anodot's real-time analytics and automated anomaly detection system identifies outliers in time series data and turns it into business insight. The software's machine-learning technology analyzes business data to identify business incidents, helping managers remedy problems and take advantage of opportunities.

Arcadia Data

Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO and Co-Founder Sushil Thomas

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Arcadia Data develops unified visual analytics and business intelligence software that accesses and analyzes huge volumes of data in Hadoop, data lakes and the cloud, without moving it to a data warehouse, providing real-time insight for big data and Internet of Things applications.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO and Founder Prat Moghe

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Cazena says it has radically simplified big data analytics with its fully managed Big Data-as-a-Service platform for storing, sharing and analyzing data using SQL, R and Python applications without the need for complex DevOps and other skills.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO and Co-Founder Jay Kreps

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Confluent helps businesses tackle the complex problem of working with streaming data with its commercial software and services developed around Apache Kafka, the open-source platform for processing and analyzing streams of data in real time.


Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO Jeremy Achin

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DataRobot, a data science pioneer, develops its automated machine-learning platform for building and deploying predictive models. It consolidates and automates months-long data science cycles, including importing data, structuring data sets, model assessment and validation, and deployment. DataRobot democratizes AI, enabling business users to make better predictions faster.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: CEO Adam Famularo

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Erwin's Data Governance software is a SaaS solution that expands data governance beyond IT and traditional data stewards, allowing every stakeholder to discover, understand, govern and socialize data assets. Creating an enterprise data governance system mitigates risk and improves organizational performance, accountability and growth.

Gemini Data

Founded: 2015

Top Executive: CEO and Co-Founder Tony Ayaz

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Gemini Data's Gemini Enterprise is a turnkey big data analytics solution that translates data into knowledge using machine reasoning. Gemini Enterprise automates the deployment and management of existing big data platforms, correlating data across massive data sets and delivering actionable updates via accelerated analysis.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO and Founder Tanel Poder

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Gluent promises to end the problem of accessing and analyzing data in disparate silos with its Gluent Data Platform, whose transparent data virtualization capabilities provide virtual access to enterprise data — wherever it resides — without ETL processes or code changes.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO Asaf Somekh

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Iguazio's Continuous Data Platform is designed for real-time applications. It provides a modern cloud experience on-premises, at the edge or in the cloud, leveraging the latest machine learning, artificial intelligence and serverless tools, as well as a variety of data services, eliminating data pipeline complexities and reducing time to insight.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO and Co-Founder Osama Elkady

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Incorta’s mission is to replace traditional data warehouse systems and ETL tools with its data platform for real-time analytics and operational reporting. Incorta’s software, including its Direct Data Mapping engine, executes complex data joins and aggregations of huge volumes of data.

Kyvos Insights

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO and Founder Praveen Kankariya

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Kyvos Insights offers its OLAP on big data technology that enables users to query, analyze and interact with all of their data with instantaneous response times. Unlike traditional SQL on Hadoop solutions, Kyvos' performance does not degrade as concurrent access increases -- making a single source of truth a reality across enterprises.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO and Co-Founder Derek Smith

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Naveego’s cloud-based data quality and master data management tools are used by organizations to monitor and manage the quality of their business data, whether it’s on-premises or in the cloud, providing high-quality, validated data for analysis and dashboards.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: C EO and Founder Saket Saurabh

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Nexla has developed a data operations system that uses machine-learning technology to monitor, adapt and securely move data between companies in real time. By automating such operations, businesses can more quickly derive value from their data with minimal engineering.

Periscope Data

Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO and Co-Founder Harry Glaser

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Periscope provides an advanced, unified data system that data teams use to ingest, store, analyze, visualize and report on data – all from one connected platform – and deliver deeper insight to their organizations. No up-front modeling means business users get answers from their data faster.