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The Top 10 Big Data Tools And Technologies Of 2018 (So Far)

Rick Whiting

As the volume of data that businesses try to collect, manage and analyze continues to explode, spending for big data and business analytics technologies is expected to reach $210 billion by 2020. Here are 10 big data products that caught our attention in the first half of 2018.

SAS Viya

SAS announced at its annual SAS Global Forum in April that it had embedded artificial intelligence capabilities into its flagship SAS analytics platform and its Viya visual analytic software, part of a broader effort to leverage AI technology across the vendor's broad product portfolio.

The AI functionality in the core platform automates a number of data preparation tasks, including cleaning, formatting and transforming data for analysis. The AI capabilities in Viya automate a number of steps associated with building and deploying analytical models.

 
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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