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The Coolest Big Data Systems And Platform Companies Of The 2021 Big Data 100

Rick Whiting

Part 2 of CRN’s Big Data 100 includes a look at the vendors solution providers should know in the systems and platforms space.

Microsoft

Top Executive: CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft, of course, is a long-time player in the big data software space with its SQL Server database and Power BI business analysis and data visualization tool.

Microsoft Azure has become a popular cloud platform for running big data applications and workloads. Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., also uses Azure as a platform for a number of its own big data offerings including the Azure Synapse Analytics data warehouse, HDInsight Hadoop, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Lake Analytics and Azure Analysis Services.

 
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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