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The 10 Coolest Big Data Tools Of 2021

Rick Whiting

Working with ever-growing volumes of data continues to be a challenge for business and organizations. Here are 10 cool big data tools that caught our attention in 2021.

Big Data, Bigger Challenges

See the latest version: The 10 Coolest Big Data Tools of 2022 (So Far)

The global COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed the exponential growth of data: IDC recently calculated that 64.2 zettabytes of data was created, consumed and stored globally in 2020. And the market researcher forecasts that global data creation and replication will experience a 23 percent CAGR between 2020 and 2025.

The good news is that innovative IT vendors, both established companies and startups, continue to develop next-generation tools for a range of big data management tasks including data observability, data governance, metadata management and data quality management. And there are tools for connecting data sources scattered across hybrid and multi-cloud IT systems—critical for managing distributed analytical and operational big data workloads.

Here’s a look at some cool big data tools that caught our attention in 2021.

For more of the biggest startups, products and news stories of 2021, click here.

 
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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