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Directory: Big-data vendors in Australia

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

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)


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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


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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?