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Big Data 50 - Companies Driving Innovation

1010data provides a complete solution that offers both analytical tools and access to relevant data with a self-service, cross-enterprise insights platform that helps organizations gain actionable insight.

Transforming big data into business value, Actian is a data management, integration, and analytics infrastructure company that helps organizations connect to and analyze data wherever it resides, and take immediate action on insights gained.

Aerospike, Inc.
With a mission to deliver speed at scale, Aerospike provides a NoSQL database built for the real-time transactional workloads that support mission-critical applications in industries such as financial services, ad tech, and ecommerce.

Alphabet is a collection of companies, including Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, Android, and Nest, the largest of which is Google, which in 2015 became a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphabet.

Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services is a cloud platform offering more than 70 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, IoT, and enterprise applications from 35 availability zones across 13 geographic regions.

AmazonBig Data Trailblazer by Raju Gulabani, VP of Database Services

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. AWS offers a wide range of database services to fit your application requirements. These database services are fully managed and can be launched in minutes with just a few clicks. AWS database services include Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), with support for six commonly used database engines, Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible relational database with five times the performance, Amazon DynamoDB, a fast and flexible NoSQL database service, Amazon Redshift, a petabyte-scale data warehouse service, and Amazon ElastiCache, an in-memory cache service with support for Memcached and Redis. AWS also provides the AWS Database Migration Service, a service which makes it easy and inexpensive to migrate your databases to AWS cloud.

Attunity Ltd.
Attunity is a provider of big data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing, and distribution of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud.

AttunityBig Data Trailblazer by Shimon Alon, CEO

Over the past few years, a growing number of organizations have launched programs to evaluate, pilot, and integrate Hadoop into the enterprise.

To better understand the current state of the Hadoop adoption and the productionalization process, and to provide insight into the current state of integration among a variety of organizations, Decisionworx, in collaboration with The Bloor Group, recently published findings from their ‘Hadoop in Transition, From Proof-of-Concept to Production’ survey1. Results showed that in spite of the growing pool of reported Hadoop success stories, we are still in the early stages of Hadoop adoption.

At a high level, the most frequently-cited business drivers for Hadoop adoption include predictive analytics, the ability to use a data lake, warehouse augmentation, and real-time analytics. The researchers suspect that the more mundane use cases such as a data lake or warehouse augmentation provide practical value while positioning the organization to embrace more sophisticated application capabilities like analytics. However, data ingestion, enterprise integration, application development, and integration within the data architecture are still seen as being challenging.

Researchers concluded that organizations desiring to stay competitive as Hadoop use becomes more mainstream should invest in proactive training programs for staff members, as well as partner with Hadoop support providers and technology vendors like Attunity that can help automate and better manage the design, development, deployment, integration and continuous operations of their Hadoop ecosystem.

To read the full report findings and analysis, please visit http://bit.ly/AttuHadoopRpt

1Source: DecisionWorx, LLC Hadoop in Transition: From Proof-of-

Concept to Production Report, produced by David Loshin and Abie

Reifer, in collaboration with The Bloor Group, July 2016.

BackOffice Associates
BackOffice Associates is a provider of information governance and data modernization solutions that help organizations manage their data to accelerate growth, gain actionable visibility, and reduce risk.

Helping organizations to keep track of their hardware, software, and purchasing data in order to reduce the time, cost, and risk for IT asset management, BDNA provides organizations with detailed information to make better business decisions.

BDNABig Data Trailblazer by Constantin Delivanis, Co-Founder & CEO

BDNA® creates the most authoritative enterprise technology data. Armed with this invaluable information, enterprises make the best decisions possible, lower costs and risks, as well as accelerate the pace of their business.

To produce the most relevant results, BDNA maintains Technopedia®, the most complete, current and reliable content repository about hardware, software and connected devices. This catalog is the foundation from which BDNA creates the highest quality enterprise IT data in the industry, which in turn results in visibility, insight and information enterprises can trust.

Venture-backed and based in Mountain View, Calif., BDNA operates globally with customers across all segments and vertical markets. For more information, please visit www.bdna.com.

Cask Data, Inc.
Cask’s flagship offering, the Cask Data Application Platform, provides an open source framework for delivering solutions on Hadoop, integrating and abstracting the underlying Hadoop technologies to provide a consistent platform to build, deploy, and manage complex data analytics applications.

CaskBig Data Trailblazer by Jon Gray, CEO

We are Cask—the company that makes building and running big data solutions easy. We provide the first unified integration platform for big data that cuts down the time to production for data applications and data lakes by 80%.

Our flagship product, the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), which is 100% open source, lets developers, architects, data scientists and operators focus on applications and insights, rather than infrastructure and integration.

CDAP accelerates time to value from Hadoop through standardized APIs, configurable templates and visual interfaces, and it increases efficiencies through reusable and portable components.

With CDAP and its extensions—Cask Hydrator for codefree creation of data pipelines, and Cask Tracker for data discovery and metadata—IT organizations can quickly enable a well-governed self-service environment for data, empowering their business to make better decisions faster.

CDAP removes barriers to innovation as an extensible and future-proof platform that provides consistency across environments; it easily integrates with existing MDM, BI and security solutions.

Cask offers enterprise-grade customer support and training. Major customers and partners include AT&T, Cloudera, Ericsson, Lotame and Salesforce. For more information, visit the Cask website at cask.co and follow us @caskdata.

A global communications, hosting, cloud, and IT services company, CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, and IT consulting and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Constantin Delivanis

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