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Trends and Applications

A new era of computing is unfolding with big data, cloud, and cognitive all converging at once. This confluence will transform how we do business and it's impacting all industries.

New and emerging vendors offer fresh ways of dealing with data management and analytics challenges. Here, DBTA looks at the 10 companies whose approaches we think are worth watching.

It was more than 10 years ago that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer famously chanted "Developers! Developers! Developers!" while on stage. He's taken a good deal of ribbing about it, but he was on to something. Since then, developers have become ever more critical to organizations of all kinds. Today, it doesn't matter what industry you are in; odds are your company is, at least in part, a software company. Developers rule.

"Platforms" are all the rage in software positioning and messaging. And recently, a new platform has become the "platform du jour" - driven by the urgency felt by enterprises as they struggle to manage an increasing amount of data and an increasing number of data formats all generated from an increasingly number of applications on an increasingly diverse mix of infrastructure - the "data platform."