Directory: Big-data vendors in Australia

Directory: Big-data vendors in Australia

Summary: If you are considering which way to go on big data, ZDNet's big-data directory for Australia should help you on your way.

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Data analytics isn't new, but the number of companies offering "big-data" solutions has certainly risen in recent years. To help IT professionals and technology decision makers to navigate the big-data landscape, the editors of ZDNet have compiled a shortlist of big-data vendors in Australia.

This is not a paid listing, nor is it an exhaustive list; it's an alphabetic glossary of vendors that provide data analytics, data warehousing, business intelligence, or other "big-data" products and services.


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EMC Australia
Company profile:  originally a storage vendor, EMC has fleshed out its expertise in other areas through acquisitions. In 2010, the company bought Greenplum for its big-data technology.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data products:  EMC Isilon, EMC Greenplum, EMC Atmos, EMC Documentum
Contact: EMC Corporation: 207 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, 2065; phone: 1800 653 565
Key link:  EMC Big Data Blog


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IBM
Company profile:  the technology vendor is one of the biggest big-data players out there.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise, SMBs
Featured big-data products:  IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, IBM Smart Analytics System
Contact:  IBM Centre: Level 13, 601 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW, 2065; phone: 132 426
Key link:  IBM ebook: Thinking outside the data warehouse


informatica

Informatica
Company profile:  the vendor specialises in data-integration software for the enterprise. It was founded in 1993, and has over 2,690 employees worldwide.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data product:  Informatica Data Services
Contact:  Informatica Sydney: Level 5, 255 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000; phone: 02 8907 4400
Key link:  Harnessing Big Data


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Microsoft
Company profile:  the tech giant has embraced Hadoop as part of its big-data strategy.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data products:  Windows Azure HDInsight, Windows HDInsight Server
Contact:  Microsoft Australia: 1 Epping Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113; phone: 13 20 58
Key links:  Microsoft Big Data Solution Brief (PDF), Microsoft Big Data fact sheet (PDF)


oracle-logo

Oracle
Company profile:  the company's roots are in the enterprise software space, with a focus on database-management systems. Today, Oracle deals in a number of technology areas, one of them being big data.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data products:  Oracle NonSQL Database,Oracle Advanced Analytics
Contact:  1300 366 386
Key link: Big Data Strategy Guide (PDF)


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Quantum
Company profile:  the manufacturer of a range of storage products was founded in 1980, and now deals in data protection and big-data management offerings for the enterprise.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data products:  StorNext Family of Appliances for Big Data Management, StorNext Archive Enabled Library Appliance
Contact:  Quantum Corporation Brisbane: Level 2, Ann Place, Fortitude Valley, Qld, 4006; Phone: (07) 3853 9400
Key link:  Storage Switzerland White Paper: Storage Infrastructures for Big Data Workflows (PDF)


SAS
Company profile:  SAS has been providing enterprise software for over 30 years. It specialises in business analytics and business intelligence software, which has been used in over 129 countries.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data products:  Information Management for big data, High-Performance Analytics, High-Performance Visual Analytics
Contact:  SAS Australia head office: 300 Burns Bay Road, Private Bag No 52, Lane Cove, NSW, 2066
Key link:  Working with Big Data


splunk

Splunk
Company profile:  headquartered in California, the company's software is used to make sense of machine-generated data, one of the biggest segments of big data, which is often unstructured. The company started shipping its software in 2006, and has a client base in Australia.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data products:  Splunk Hadoop Connect, Splunk App for HadoopOps
Contact: (02) 9221 6206
Key link: Splunk for Big Data (PDF)


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Teradata
Company profile:  the data-analytics vendor focuses on integrated data warehousing, big-data analytics, and business intelligence applications.
Geographical region:  global
Target market:  enterprise
Featured big-data products:  Teradata Database, Teradata Platform Family, Teradata Value Analyzer, Teredata Warehouse Miner
Contact:  Teradata Australia: 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060; Phone: 02 9951 8000
Key link:  What is Big Data?

Topics: Australia, Big Data, Making the Business Case For Big Data

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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