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.
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
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
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)