2015 Big Data 100: The Emerging Big Data Vendors

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Snowflake Computing

Top Executive: CEO Bob Muglia

Snowflake Computing officially launched in October, debuting its cloud-based data warehousing services the startup is positioning as a more flexible, easier-to-manage alternative to traditional on-premise data warehouse systems. It's also competing with other cloud data warehouse offerings such as Amazon Web Service's Redshift and Google's Big Query.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, founded in 2012, has gained a lot of visibility because its CEO is former Microsoft and Juniper Networks executive Bob Muglia. The service is currently being used by a number of beta customers and is expected to be generally available by midyear.

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