The following are a few Big Data companies that I was keeping an eye on
starting back in January of 2015 (yeah, this is NOT a statistically
significant sample)....some for "old times sake" because I knew the founding
team and was curious how things were progressing, some because I trust their
venture capital partners, and some because they inspire me with an
application of the technology that is meaningful (I'm tired of hearing about
yet another "Big Data Platform").
Founder(s): Christopher Nguyen, Mike Bui, Tony Do
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA
Type of business: Data Intelligence for All
Adatao is Big Data 2.0, enabling the convergence of business intelligence,
data science and machine learning directly on top of big data. Adatao is
leading the Big Data 2.0 charge by making it easy for business users, data
scientists and engineers to co... (more)
My prediction for 2013 is that competitive advantage will translate into
enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of
applications - Intelligent Applications.
"It's more than just insights from MapReduce", a CIO from a fortune 100 told
me, "It's about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging,
more interactive, more intelligent."
So when you hear about "Big Data solutions," you need to translate that into
a new category of "Intelligent Applications." At the end of the day, it's not
about people pouring through petabytes of data. It'... (more)
My favorite writer, Gil Press, sums it up with, “It’s Official: The
Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology” where
he talks about how Gartner released its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging
Technologies, and how big data has moved down the “trough of
disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype
The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin
Ashton in 1999, to describe a system where the Internet is connected to the
physical world via ubiquitous sensors.
Today, the huge amounts of data we are... (more)
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and
Hive? A flying pig?
No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse”.
My general prediction is that Cloudera and Hortonworks are both aggressively
moving to fulfilling a vision which looks a lot like Gartner’s “Logical
Data Warehouse”….namely, “the next-generation data warehouse that
improves agility, enables innovation and responds more efficiently to
changing business requirements.”
In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing,
NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined r... (more)
Big Data is confusing to most executives. It’s this nebulous concept of
applying technologies from Yahoo!, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter in such a
way that the organization will truly become data-driven and, equally as
important, be able to do so quickly. Unfortunately, only a few companies are
really realizing its full potential.
That’s why Infochimps is announcing its Enterprise Cloud – A Big Data
cloud service built specifically for Fortune 1000 enterprises who want to
rapidly explore how big data technology can unlock revenue from their data.
The Infochimps Enterprise Clou... (more)