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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.

Firebolt

Top Executive: Eldad Farkash, Co-Founder, CEO

Firebolt develops a cloud data warehouse with which the startup is boldly competing against such giants as Snowflake and AWS Redshift (while running on AWS, no less). The company touts the speed at scale, ease of use and more affordable operating model of its technology.

Firebolt’s system was designed to decouple storage and compute, which the company says allows for granular elasticity and scalability in a shared-nothing architecture—while relying on S3 shared storage. System performance also gets a boost from the ability to query semi-structured data using standard SQL, without complicated ETL (extract, transform and load) practices, and faster data updates with the Firebolt File Format.

Firebolt, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, was founded in 2019 by Sisense veterans Eldad Farkash and Saar Bitner. The company raised $127 million in Series A financing in June, capital the startup will apply to accelerate product development.

 
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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