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The 10 Hottest Big Data Startups Of 2020 (So Far)

Rick Whiting

Businesses and organizations today are turning to next-generation database software and data management tools to help them manage the huge volumes of data they generate and collect. Here’s a look at 10 companies that offer ground-breaking big data software to help solution providers and their customers achieve those goals.

Okera

Top Executive: Nick Halsey, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

Providing user access to increasingly large volumes of data—“democratizing access” is the buzz term—while enforcing data security and data governance policies is becoming a major challenge. Okera has developed a platform that IT managers use to automatically discover and tag sensitive data, develop and enforce data governance policies, and audit data security and governance operations.

In April Okera raised $15 million in Series B funding, bringing its total financing to $29.6 million, money the company is investing in expanding engineering, sales and marketing. The company also named Nick Halsey, previously president and CEO of ZoomData, as the company’s new CEO.

 
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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