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2015 Big Data 100: The Emerging Big Data Vendors

Rick Whiting

Big Data Emerging Vendors

Businesses continue to struggle with exploding volumes of data, not just manage it to keep IT systems from being overwhelmed, but to find ways of deriving value from all that data and somehow use it for competitive advantage.

While established IT vendors such as Microsoft, SAP and Hewlett-Packard are players in the big data space, perhaps no other segment of the IT industry has been as driven by startup companies as has the big data arena. Hardly a week goes by without a new company offering a new Hadoop-related technology or business analytics application.

The third annual Big Data 100 list identifies vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help business work with big data. Here are 53 emerging vendors, launched since 2009, which are pushing the technology envelope and challenging the established vendors.

 
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.

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