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The 10 Hottest Big Data Startups Of 2021

Rick Whiting

Businesses are looking to next-generation databases, data management tools and big data analytics software to help them leverage huge volumes of data to gain a competitive edge. Here’s a look at 10 hot big data technology startups developing leading-edge technologies that help solution providers and customers meet their big data challenges.

Airbyte

Top Executive: Michel Tricot, Co-Founder, CEO

Airbyte has developed an open-source data integration/ELT (extract, load and transform) engine that businesses and organizations use to quickly build data pipelines, using both provided and custom connectors, that replicate data between databases, data warehouses and data lakes.

The San Francisco-based company is challenging established data management tech vendors like Informatica and Talend as well as younger ELT vendors including Fivetran and Matillion. Airbyte currently offers a free community edition of its software and is developing commercial cloud and enterprise editions with extended capabilities.

Launched last year, Airbyte in May closed a $26 million Series A funding round led by Benchmark. That came on the heels of a $5.2 million seed round of funding in March.

 
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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