Startups to Watch in 2020

Cutting-edge startups are constantly emerging to address new challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these young, innovative companies have fresh approaches that tap into blockchain, quantum computing, advanced analytics, AI, DevOps methodologies, containerization, and data security advancements. To shine a spotlight on some of the ways innovation in IT is being reflected today, here, DBTA presents 28 companies we think are worth watching in 2020.

Alegion: Provides a platform that blends human and machine intelligence for accurate labeled data that can be used to train or validate a customer’s machine learning models because human judgment alone is not a viable mechanism for labeling and scoring.   
Anyscale: Founded by the creators of the open source project Ray—Robert Nishihara, Philipp Moritz, and Ion Stoica—along with University of California, Berkeley professor Michael I. Jordan, Anyscale offers a distributed programming platform that helps software developers and machine learning engineers scale their applications more easily.

Armory: An enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing quality software quickly and efficiently that was developed and open sourced by Netflix and Google.

Bamboo Systems: A provider of transformative ARM server architecture that is designed to power the next generation of sustainable data centers.

BigID: A provider of data privacy and protection software that uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their customer and employee data at petabyte scale.

Circonus: Provider of a machine data intelligence platform capable of handling billions of metric streams in real time to drive unprecedented business insight and value. 

Complyify: A company built from the ground up to be an intuitive cybersecurity GRC platform for end user organizations, service providers, and assessors that helps with the building of a top-down culture of accountability for cyber risk while tracking toward compliance with data privacy and security regulations.

Diamanti: Developer of a bare-metal hyperconverged platform for Kubernetes and containers that provides an out-of-the-box solution, allowing organizations to focus on deploying cloud-native applications across on-premise and hybrid cloud infrastructure

Dgraph Labs: A company whose cloud-native database executes equally well on graph-style joins and traversals and SQL-style selects, providing a scalable general-purpose graph database.

Dotscience: Provides a platform that manages the complete AI lifecycle by empowering data scientists and ML engineers to work in ways in which they are familiar, and allowing them to use a single place to collaborate on, develop, test, monitor and deliver their ML projects.

Fractal: An AI and analytics company whose product businesses include to assist radiologists in making better diagnostic decisions, to assist CEOs and senior executives make better tactical and strategic decisions, to improve investment decisions, and to find anomalies in high-velocity data.

Hailo: Developer of a proprietary processing architecture for deep learning on edge devices, with a strategic focus on the automotive market, as well as on deep learning applications in a wide range of additional markets including surveillance, smart home, IoT and industrial, robotics,  AR/VR platforms, and wearables.

JetStream Software: An innovator in cloud software development that gives managed service providers, cloud service providers, and Fortune 500 enterprise clouds a better way to support workload migration and business continuity across multi-cloud and multi-data center infrastructures.

LogDNA: Offers multi-cloud and on-premise log management solutions that enable detailed insights into the production environment, so engineering and DevOps professionals are able to gather all systems and application logs in one intuitive platform.

MayaData: Is the company behind the MayaData OpenEBS Enterprise Platform that ties together the open source container attached storage, OpenEBS, with OpenEBS Director, Litmus chaos engineering, and proactive support to help teams easily deploy and operate stateful workloads on any Kubernetes deployment.

Odaseva: Offers a unified cloud data protection, compliance, and operations platform built for enterprises using Salesforce.

Okera: Enables secure data access for data teams so that organizations can be sure that appropriate data access controls are in place through the Active Data Access Platform that discovers and audits data lakes, creates access policies, and enforces fine-grained access in multi-cloud environments.

OwnBackup: Provides a comprehensive Salesforce backup and recovery solution that minimizes user-inflicted data loss risk and costs, supports regulatory compliance, and builds business resiliency.

Platform9: Allows enterprises to drive digital transformation by enabling them to manage VMs, containers, and serverless functions on any infrastructure—on-premise, in public clouds, or at the edge—with a self-service, simple, and unified experience.

ProvenDB: A new blockchain-enabled and MongoDB-compatible database service that aims to make it easier for developers to build cutting-edge apps that leverage the immutable public blockchain.

Q-CTRL: An Australia-based venture-capital funded quantum technology company and a founding member of the IBM Q Network that uses control to solve the hardest problems facing quantum technology: improving hardware performance and accelerating pathways to useful quantum computers and other technologies.

RackTop Systems: A pioneer of the "cyberconverged" data security market, providing the BrickStor Secure NAS product which fuses data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform.

Rockset: Provides a real-time database built for the cloud, enabling fast, full-featured SQL on event streams and database change streams from Kafka, Kinesis, DynamoDB, and more.

ShiftLeft: A continuous application security platform, purpose-built for the modern software development life cycle, combining next-generation static code analysis with application instrumentation in an automated workflow.

Sisu: A diagnostic analytics platform, based on years of research at Stanford University and proven at scale at Microsoft, Facebook, and Google, that combines machine learning and powerful statistical analysis to help anyone get answers to their toughest business questions.

Sourcegraph: Provides Universal Code Search to enable developers to explore and better understand all code, everywhere, faster—improving developer productivity with code navigation and contextual code intelligence to address the challenge of the rapidly growing codebases, proliferating numbers of repositories, multiple languages and file formats, and a wide variety of developer tools.

Trinity Cyber: Provides preventive cybersecurity by combining detection and active interference to stop adversary attacks, operating outside of network perimeters to impose costs on attackers and prevent threats before they reach client’s internal networks.

Uplevel: Empowers engineers and managers with individual and team data so they can detect execution risks, protect time for what matters, and elevate their team, helping everyone focus on their best work.

VAST Data: Consolidates applications onto a single tier of storage that meets the performance needs of the most demanding workloads, is scalable enough to manage all data, and is affordable enough that it eliminates the need for complex storage tiering.