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 navigate the Big Data landscape, ZDNet editors have compiled a shortlist of Big Data vendors in the EMEA region.
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.
1010Data Company profile 1010data provides data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) solutions through either a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) model or via a managed, on-premise solution. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products Cloud-based platform for Big Data, Self-service Analytics for Big Data Contact 1010data, 750 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017 • (866) 405-DATA (3282) Key links Taming Big Data (Brochure), Big Data Analytics: This Time It's Personal (whitepaper) Cloudera Company profile Focused exclusively on the Big Data business, Cloudera offers software and services based on the open-source Apache H adoop platform. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products CDH (Cloudera's Distribution, including Apache Hadoop), Cloudera Enterprise RTD, Cloudera Enterprise RTQ, Cloudera Enterprise Free Contact Cloudera Inc., 220 Portage Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 94306 • 1-888-789-1488 Key links Why Cloudera, Cloudera Solutions, Using Cloudera to Improve Data Processing (whitepaper) EMC 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, 100 Leadenhall Street (3rd Floor), London EC3A 3BP • 0870 608 7777 Key link EMC Big Data Blog, Harnessing the growth potential of big data Fujitsu Company profile Fujitsu is an IT equipment, software and services company based in Japan. It offers three software platforms, designed for parallel distributed processing, complex event processing and extreme transactional processes. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products Interstage Big Data Parallel Processing Server, Interstage Big Data Complex Event Processing Server, Interstage eXtreme Transaction Processing Server Contact Fujitsu Systems Europe, 3 Allée Helene Boucher, Orlytech/Paray Vieille Poste, Wissous Cedex, France 91781 • +33 1 4975 8530 Key links Fujitsu Big Data Software, Fujitsu Big Data Software Use Cases (brochure) Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Company profile Like many historically manufacturing-led companies, storage specialist HDS is moving its portfolio towards software and services, with Big Data a major component of its plans. The company's solutions now fall into a three-tier structure: Infrastructure Cloud, Content Cloud and Information Cloud. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data ingestor Contact Hitachi Data Systems, Sefton Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4HD, UK • +44 (0)1753 618000 Key links Hitachi Cloud Solutions, HDS Object Storage Solutions HP Company profile Ranked third on Wikibon's list of Big Data market players (based on Big Data revenue), HP offers hardware that's optimised for Big Data operations (such as its Proliant servers), as well as a portfolio of Hadoop solutions and other data analytics and storage technologies. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, SMBs Featured Big Data products HP Proliant Gen8 servers, HP Cluster Insight Management Utility, HP A5830 switches, Hadoop distributions ( Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks), Autonomy, Vertica Contact HP Intel CME Solution Center, B10 5 Avenue Raymond Chanas, Eybens 38053, Grenoble Cedex 09, France Key links Big Data Consulting Services, Information Management, HP Servers IBM Company profile Global tech monolith IBM tops the Wikibon list of Big Data mega-vendors. According to the report, IBM currently claims the biggest market share of Big Data revenue, with just under US$1 billion (€771 million). Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, SMBs Featured Big Data products InfoSphere Streams, InfoSphere BigInsights, InfoSphere Data Explorer, InfoSphere Master Data Management, InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliances, IBM InfoSphere Warehouse, IBM Smart Analytics System Contact IBM UK, PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU • +44 (0)23 92 56 1000 Key links Big Data Platform, Business Analytics Portfolio, Data Warehousing Solutions Information Builders Company profile Information Builders provides WebFOCUS enterprise business intelligence and reporting tools, and also produces the iWay enterprise data integration and data integrity tools. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products WebFOCUS, iWay (integration) iWay (integrity) Contact Information Builders UK, Beaufort House, Cricket Field Road, Uxbridge UB8 1QG • +44 (0)845 658 8484 Key links Big Data, Big Strategy, Big Results; Big Data Analytics Microsoft Company profile Microsoft continues to strengthen its position as a major player in the Big Data field, thanks to enhancements to SQL Server, technologies such as HDInsight Services for Windows, integration with Office tools and partnerships with leading BI and data warehousing vendors. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, SMBs Featured Big Data products HDInsight Services For Windows, SQL Server 2012 Big Data Solution, PowerPivot Contact Microsoft EMEA, 39 quai du Président Roosevelt, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France • +33 8 25 82 78 29 Key links Big Data, Business Intelligence, HDInsight Services For Windows (TechNet Wiki), Windows Server 2012, Big Data Analytics MicroStrategy Company profile MicroStrategy launched in 1989 and has since become a leader in the field of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence. It entered the mobile BI market in 2010 and released its social media applications and cloud-based platform in 2011. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products MicroStrategy Intelligence Server, MicroStrategy Visual Insight, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Cloud Contact MicroStrategy Ltd, Building 10, Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road Chiswick, London W4 5XS, UK • Key links Big Data, Business Intelligence for the Enterprise NetApp Company profile Computer storage and data management vendor NetApp produces two industry-leading storage operating systems, Data ONTAP 8 and Data ONTAP Edge. Its OnCommand Management software is aimed at simplifying management of shared storage infrastructure. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products NetApp Data ONTAP 8 Operating System, Data ONTAP Edge, NetApp E5400 Data Storage System Contact NetApp UK, Waterview House, 1 Roundwood Avenue, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1EJ, UK • +44 (0)208 756 6700 Key links Big Data Solutions, Technical Reports, Library Opera Solutions Company profile Founded in 2004, Opera Solutions provides an advanced Big Data analytics framework based around two products: The Vektor Platform for data integration, management and analytics, and The Insight Bureau for performance-related reporting. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, verticals Featured Big Data products The Vektor Platform, The Insight Bureau Contact Opera Solutions, 14 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9SB, UK • +44 (0)20 7420 3820 Key links Science, Intelligence Technology: Harnessing the Value in Big Data Oracle Company profile With its database focus, enterprise IT vendor Oracle is well positioned to be a dominant player in the Big Data field. It offers a broad portfolio of Big Data tools and technologies, including its Big Data Appliance, which integrates Cloudera's Hadoop distribution and the NoSQL database. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, midsize companies Featured Big Data products Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Big Data Connectors, Oracle Advanced Analytics, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Data Warehousing, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Contact Oracle Corporation UK, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park (TVP), Reading, Berkshire RG6 1RA • +44 (0)8705 332200 Key links Oracle and Big Data, Oracle Technical Network QlikTech Company profile Established in Sweden in 1993, QlikTech offers a self-contained BI platform called QlikView, which is based entirely on in-memory store. QlikView is billed as delivering 'self-service' BI and includes various integrated BI tools. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, SMBs Featured Big Data product QlikView Contact Qlik Technologies, Villiers House, Clarendon Avenue Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5PR, UK • +44 (0)1926 45 88 88 Key links Big Data, Qlik Community, Qlik Demos SAP Company profile According to Gartner, SAP's BusinessObjects BI platform and NetWeaver Business Warehouse make up the biggest share of the current business intelligence market. SAP recently announced a 'Big Data bundle' that integrates Hadoop with its in-memory platform, SAP HANA. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, BusinessObjects, SAP HANA Contact SAP UK, Clockhouse Place, Bedfont Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW14 8HD, UK • +44 (0)870 608 4000 Key links SAP HANA Web site, Big Data Solutions, Enterprise Information Management SAS Company profile SAS began life in 1976 producing statistics software (SAS stands for Statistical Analysis Software), but has long since broadened its portfolio to include information management, analytics and business intelligence tools aimed at a wide range of market sectors. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, SMBs, verticals Featured Big Data products SAS Information Management, SAS Analytics, SAS Business Intelligence, SAS High-Performance Analytics, SAS Solutions On-Demand Contact SAS UK, Wittington House, Henley Road, Medmenham, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 2EB • +44 (0)1628 486 933 Key links Big Data: what is it?, SAS High-Performance Analytics: Transforming Big Data into Corporate Gold; Big Data, Bigger Opportunities Tableau Company profile Seattle-based Tableau, founded in 2003, is a standalone BI vendor that offers interactive data visualisation technologies. It recently announcement that Tableau 8.0, expected in Q1 of 2013, will offer integration with Google BigQuery. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, SMBs Featured Big Data products Tableau Server, Tableau Public Contact Tableau Software, Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2PR, UK • +44 (0)208 334 7195 Key links Big Data Analytics, Product Demos, Tableau Technology Teradata Company profile Teradata, formerly a division of NCR, is an analytic data solutions company focused on delivering "actionable business intelligence". Offerings include the Teradata Database, data warehouse applications, data appliances, and design and implementation services. Geographical region US (with global consulting centres) Target market Enterprise Featured Big Data products Teradata Database, Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance, Teradata Extreme Data Appliance, Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse Contact Teradata UK, 206 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6LY, UK • +44 (0)207 535 3602 Key links Big Data Analytics, Teradata Applications, Enterprise Data Warehousing TIBCO Software Company profile Founded in 1997, TIBCO (The Information Bus Company) provides on-premise or cloud-hosted software for capturing information and acting on it in a timely manner (the company calls this "the two-second advantage"). TIBCO's analytics and visualisation product is Spotfire, now at version 5. Geographical region Global Target market Enterprise, verticals Featured Big Data products TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Spotfire S+, TIBCO ActiveSpaces Contact TIBCO Spotfire European Office, Första Långgatan 26, 413 28 Göteborg, Sweden • 031-704-15-00 Key links TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform, A 5-Minute Guide To Business Analytics