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Big Data 2017: Top Influencers and Brands


Onalytica's Big Data Influencer report for 2017 is here. Check out the names and brands that have made the list this year, and get up to speed on the latest happenings in Big Data.



Onalytica Big Data Influencers

Onalytica, a firm which specializes in social network analysis and influencer relationship software, recently released their latest Top 100 Big Data Influencers and Brands Report. The report not only lists the top 100 in each category but also graphically explores the relationships between them. As would be expected of an organization which specializes in this kind of data analysis, Onalytica has also shared their selection methodology in this informative blog post.

The report's website shares a list of the top 50 in each category (influencers and brands), while the downloadable full report contains the top 100. As a taste of what to expect, here is a list of the Top 20 Influencers:

Rank Twitter Handle Name Company Influencer Score
1 @2morrowknight Sean Gardner World Communication Forum 100
2 @KirkDBorne Kirk Borne Booz Allen Hamilton 83.03
3 @Ronald_vanLoon Ronald van Loon Advertisement 73.92
4 @schmarzo Bill Schmarzo Dell EMC 69.8
5 @CROsnap Chad Sanderson Oracle Maxymiser 58.57
6 @TamaraMcCleary Tamara McCleary Thulium 53.55
7 @marcusborba Marcus Borba Boulder BI Brain Trust 42.67
8 @MariaBartiromo Maria Bartiromo Fox Business Network 40.61
9 @dez_blanchfield Dez Blanchfield CPT Consultants 39.48
10 @MikeQuindazzi Mike Quindazzi PwC 38.79
11 @DBaker007 Duane Baker Duane Baker 37.43
12 @VanRijmenam Mark van Rijmenam Datafloq 36.55
13 @tamaradull Tamara Dull SAS Institute 33.7
14 @Primary_Immune1 Yoni Maisel Primary Immuno Deficiency 32.11
15 @GlenGilmore Glen Gilmore Gilmore Business Network 31.62
16 @RussWalker1492 Russell Walker Northwestern University 31.41
17 @IoTRecruiting Bill McCabe SoftNet Search Partners LLC 30.11
18 @JimHarris Jim Harris Blindsided 29.58
19 @andi_staub Andreas Staub FehrAdvice 29.5
20 @alevergara78 Alejandro Vergara injause 29.17


Below is one of the available graphs outlining the relationships between numerous top brands and influencers (click to enlarge).

Onalytica 2017

A list of the top 20 brands follows (note KDnuggets location at position 8):

Rank Twitter Handle Name Influencer Score
1 @Dell Dell 100
2 @DellEMC Dell EMC 66.01
3 @AnalyticsWeek AnalyticsWeek 58.34
4 @TechRepublic TechRepublic 55.33
5 @ipfconline1 insideHPC.com 43.52
6 @IBMAnalytics IBM Analytics 42.71
7 @splunk Splunk 41.78
8 @kdnuggets KDnuggets 41.36
9 @databricks Databricks 40.09
10 @thomsonreuters Thomson Reuters 36.9
11 @cloudera Cloudera 36.9
12 @Oracle Oracle 36.31
13 @innovateuk Innovate UK 35.42
14 @CsharpCorner C# Corner 34.49
15 @techreview MIT Tech Review 33.7
16 @Data2X Data2X 31.22
17 @mapr MapR Technologies 30.77
18 @Informatica Informatica 30
19 @awscloud Amazon Web Services 28.56
20 @Capgemini Capgemini 28.17


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