The Coolest Big Data System And Platform Vendors Of The 2019 Big Data 100
Part 2 of CRN's 2019 Big Data 100 looks at the companies you need to know that provide big data systems and platforms.
Top Executive: CEO Ginni Rometty
IBM is a long-time player in the big data arena, from its Cognos business analytics and reporting tool to its advanced Watson AI systems. The company's solutions span a broad range of analytics, data management, data science and AI, and unified data governance and integration.
IBM's products include the Db2 database (including cloud, data warehouse and SQL engine editions), the Informix database, the Netezza data warehouse appliance, the SPSS statistical analysis software and Cognos. IBM InfoSphere Information Server combines data integration, data quality and data governance capabilities.
But Watson is increasingly the core of many of IBM's big data efforts. The Watson Discovery Service, for example, is a suite of APIs that help businesses ingest and analyze big data.
Top Executive: CEO John Schroeder
MapR offers the MapR Data Platform, based on MapReduce technology and a high-performance NoSQL database, for big data analytics and AI tasks. The system incorporates a number of analytical and open-source tools including Apache Hadoop, Hbase, Spark, Drill and Hive.
In November MapR debuted the Clarity Program, including a new product release and a free assessment service, in a bid to snag Hortonworks customers worried about the merger with Cloudera.
Top Executive: CEO Stephen Murdoch
Micro Focus provides a range of enterprise applications and software systems, including DevOps, IT management and security. In big data the company offers software and solutions for information management and predictive analytics.
The company's portfolio includes the Vertica analytical database for real-time analytics, which was acquired from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017. Other products include the Idol cognitive search and discovery tool, the ArcSight Data Platform and ArcSight User Behavior Analytics.