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 US.
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 US 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 US 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) 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 US contact Hewlett-Packard Company, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 • 650-857-1501 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 US contact International Business Machines Corp., New Orchard Road, Armonk, NY 10504 • 914-499-1900 Key links Big Data Platform, Business Analytics Portfolio, Data Warehousing Solutions 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 US contact Microsoft, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 • 425-882-8080 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 US contact MicroStrategy, Inc., 1850 Towers Crescent Plaza, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 • 703-848-8600 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 US contact NetApp Headquarters, 495 East Java Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 • 408-822-6000 Key links Big Data Solutions, Technical Reports, Library 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 US contact Oracle Corporation, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, CA 94065 • 650-506-7000 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 US contact Qlik Technologies, Inc., Global Headquarters, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite E220, Radnor, PA 19087 • 888-828-9768 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 US contact SAP America, Inc., 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073 • 610-661-1000 Key links SAP HANA Web site, Big Data Solutions, Enterprise Information Management 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 US contact Tableau Software, Main Office, 837 North 34th Street, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103 • 206-633-3400 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 US contact Teradata World Headquarters, 10000 Innovation Drive , Dayton, OH 45342 • 866-548-8348 Key links Big Data Analytics, Teradata Applications, Enterprise Data Warehousing This story originally appeared on TechRepublic.