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The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2016 (So Far)

Demand for big data products and services is growing more than 14 percent a year and that's giving rise to a steady stream of startups bringing their big data technology to market. Here are 10 of the coolest.

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Hot Market, Cool Startups

Big data remains one of the most dynamic segments of the IT industry with startups seemingly popping up every week offering new technology for collecting, managing and analyzing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data.

The market for big data hardware, software and professional services grew 23.5 percent to $22.6 billion in 2015, according to market researcher Wikibon, and is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 14.4 percent to $92.2 billion by 2026.

This year big data projects based on the Hadoop platform appear to be moving beyond the proof-of-concept stage and into more widespread production, while the emphasis among businesses is finding the best approach to make data and analytical capabilities available to a wide range of managers and employees.

Here are 10 cool startups in the big data arena that have caught our attention in the first half of 2016.

For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review."

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