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CRN 25 Big Data Infrastructure Companies


We examine the top 25 Big Data Infrastructure companies, part of CRN Big Data 100, which includes Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft.



By Grant Marshall, June 2014.

The CRN 25 Big Data Infrastructure companies includes notable companies who provide the tools for other companies to handle and analyze big data.

One interesting observation about the companies in this list compared to the companies in the rest of the Big Data 100, is that the average age of a big data infrastructure company (20) is older compared to the data management companies (8) and business intelligence companies (10).

This is also the only category containing companies founded before 1950 (IBM and HP). This would seem to imply that big data infrastructure rewards companies with more extensive experience in the field.

Here are the CRN 25 Big Data Infrastructure companies:

  • Altiscale, claims its Data Cloud is the first cloud service purpose-built to run Hadoop, offering an on-demand, pay-as-you-go service based on the big data platform. Palo Alto, CA. Founded 2012.
  • Amazon Web Services, includes Amazon DynamoDB NoSQL database service, Amazon Kinesis managed service for real-time processing and analysis of streaming big data, Amazon Redshift petabyte-scale data warehouse, Amazon Glacier for archival big data storage, and Amazon Elastic MapReduce providing the Hadoop framework through Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. Seattle, WA. Founded 1994.
  • CA Technologies, provides a number of IT system capacity management tools to help businesses and service providers better predict and plan the IT resources needed to handle big data demands. Islandia, NY. Founded 1976.
  • Cleversafe, developed what it calls a limitless data storage service based on object storage technology and "information dispersal algorithms coupled with encryption" that expand, virtualize, transform, slice and disperse data across a network of storage nodes. Chicago, IL. Founded 2004.
  • Cloudera Enterprise is the vendor's distribution of the Hadoop platform, coupled with system management (Cloudera Manager) and data management (Cloudera Navigator) tools. Palo Alto, CA. Founded 2008.
  • Concurrent, offers application middleware technology that businesses use to develop, deploy, run and manage big data applications. San Francisco, CA. Founded 2008.
  • Continuuity. One problem with Hadoop is the shortage of skilled developers capable of building applications that leverage its capabilities. Palo Alto, CA. Founded 2011.
  • Dataguise. Dataguise, develops big data security intelligence and protection software targeting organizations in health care, financial services, government and other industries. Fremont, CA. Founded 2007.
  • Dell, steadily adding to its big data offerings in recent years with its Dell Boomi AtomSphere data integration software, the Kitenga Analytics Suite big data search and business analytics platform, and all the database management tools that came with its 2012 acquisition of Quest Software. Round Rock, TX. Founded 1984.
  • EMC, a leading maker of large-scale storage systems such as the Isilon and Symmetrix lines, which by itself makes it a major player in the big data arena. Hopkinton, MA. Founded 1979.
  • Gazzang, provides data security in big data and cloud computing environments, securing personally identifiable information, preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems, and helping organizations comply with data security regulations. Austin, TX. Founded 2010.
  • Hewlett-Packard, markets a range of server, storage and other hardware and system software products that form the foundation of big data systems. Palo Alto, CA. Founded 1939.
  • Hortonworks, offers the Hortonworks Data Platform, a system based on Apache Hadoop combined with tools for data management, integration, security, provisioning and other software for enterprise data processing. Palo Alto, CA. Founded 2011.
  • IBM, has products that span all facets of big data, including business analytics tools such as Cognos and SPSS, data management software such as its DB2 database and InfoSphere data integration system, and hardware platforms such as IBM PureData powered by Netezza technology and the Watson supercomputer. Armonk, NY. Founded 1911.
  • MapR Technologies competes with Cloudera, Hortonworks and other vendors in the Hadoop arena, building on its distribution of Hadoop and other open-source Apache software to create a complete big data platform for both operational and analytical purposes. San Jose, CA. Founded 2009.
  • Microsoft, offers its venerable SQL Server database with built-in business intelligence capabilities, as well as its Azure HDInsight Hadoop-based service. Redmond, WA. Founded 1975.
  • NetApp, best known for its data storage hardware and software systems, a foundation for any big data system. Sunnyvale, CA. Founded 1992.
  • Oracle, offers the entire big data stack, from the Exadata Database Machine and Big Data Appliance hardware, to data integration tools, and data warehousing and business intelligence software. Redwood Shores, CA. Founded 1977.
  • Pivotal, wants to create software applications that leverage "big and fast data" on a single, cloud-independent platform. San Francisco, CA. Founded 2013.
  • Qubole, develops a Hadoop-based big data platform, the Qubole Data Service, which runs in the cloud. Mountain View, CA. Founded 2011.
  • StackIQ, markets software used to automate the deployment, provisioning and management of big data IT infrastructure, including Hadoop and NoSQL database clusters. La Jolla, CA. Founded 2006.
  • Teradata, supplies a broad range of products from the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance, to database software, to marketing and analytic applications. Dayton, OH. Founded 1979.
  • Treasure Data, offers a cloud-based data warehouse (data analytics Platform-as-a-Service) that operates on a subscription model. Mountain View, CA. Founded 2011.
  • Xplenty, offers a cloud-based data integration service running on Hadoop, providing an alternative to using on-premise data ETL (extract, transform, load) tools to integrate structured and unstructured data. Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded 2011.
  • Zettaset, creator of Orchestrator, software that businesses use to manage and secure their Hadoop big data clusters Mountain View, CA. Founded 2009.
Original post: Big Data 100: Big Data Infrastructure, Tools And Services

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