San Mateo, Calif.
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 company, founded in 2012, has gained a lot of visibility because its CEO is former Microsoft and Juniper Networks executive Bob Muglia. The Datawarehouse-as-a-Service became generally available in June.