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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.

Snowflake

Top Executive: CEO Frank Slootman

Snowflake launched in 2012 as a cloud data warehouse service provider but has since expanded its vision to become a data cloud company providing a range of data warehouse, data lake, data engineering, data science, data sharing and data application services. The platform’s data sharing capabilities also underly Snowflake’s data marketplace.

Snowflake, based in San Mateo, Calif., went public in September 2020 in an impressive IPO that put the company’s initial market cap at more than $70 billion. For its fiscal 2021 ended Jan. 31, 2021, Snowflake reported revenue of $592.0 million, up 124 percent from $264.7 million one year earlier.

 
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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