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The Coolest Big Data System And Platform Vendors Of The 2019 Big Data 100

Rick Whiting

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: President and CEO Oliver Ratzesberger

A pioneer in the data warehouse arena, Teradata offers both cloud and on-premises data warehouse and data analytics systems including Teradata Vantage, a platform for "pervasive data intelligence," IntelliCloud analytics-as-a-service, and the IntelliSphere comprehensive analytics ecosystem management portfolio.

In April Teradata expanded the Vantage platform with a turnkey on-premises option and adding the AWS Marketplace as a channel for acquiring Teradata software on an as-a-service basis.

Yellowbrick Data 

Top Executive: CEO Neil Carson

Yellowbrick Data has developed an all-flash, small-factor data warehouse appliance designed to compete with more complex, more expensive data warehouse systems. Yellowbrick is particularly targeting owners of aging Netezza data warehouse systems with a next-generation alternative.

The company emerged from stealth mode just last August and announced that it had received $44 million in Series A funding. In February Yellowbrick hired database luminary Brian Bulkowski as the company's chief technology officer.

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. He can be reached at

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