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The 10 Hottest Database Startups Of 2020

Next-generation database companies are developing technologies to help businesses manage increasing volumes of data and increasingly complex data types.

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Not Your Father’s Relational Database

The world will create, capture and replicate 59 zettabytes of data this year, according to an IDC forecast, with that number nearly tripling to 175 zettabytes by 2025. While just managing the sheer volume of all that data is a challenge, a growing percentage of that data is unstructured, streaming, or some other data type that can be difficult to store, manage and analyze.

The data management IT arena has seen a steady stream of startup companies offering innovative database architectures and technologies to help businesses and organizations not just manage huge volumes of big data, but also work with the increasingly complex data types being generated, collected, stored and analyzed today.

While some startups are finding ways to expand the capabilities of SQL/relational database technologies, such as running transactional analytical applications within the same system, others are developing pioneering database technologies such as NoSQL, graph, time series and blockchain.

Here’s a look at 10 database startups, some that have been around for a few years and some just out of the gate, that caught our attention in 2020.

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