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55 Big Data Startups Worth Watching
May 12, 2016 News

Rick Whiting recently put together a list of 55 Big Data startups to watch forCRN. His list includes, “Alation. Top Executive: CEO Satyen Sangani. Alation exited stealth last year, debuting its enterprise data-accessibility platform that’s designed to help people more easily find, understand, use and govern their data for making faster and better decisions. Alation said its platform combines elements of machine learning with human insight to capture information about what the data describes, where it comes from, who’s using it and how it’s being used. The company’s key executives and technologists came from Oracle, Google, Apple and other IT companies.”

Whiting’s list continues, “ClearStory Data. Top Executive: CEO Sharmila Mulligan. ClearStory Data’s software simplifies access to disparate internal and external data, including corporate and Web information sources such as Hadoop, relational databases and social media. The system automates data harmonization and enables interactive data analysis at scale. In March ClearStory Data, founded in 2011 and based in Menlo Park, Calif., launched new data harmonization capabilities called “infinite data overlap detection” that detects and infers patterns and customer-specific data types in every source a user is connected to for analysis.”

The list also includes, “Databricks. Top Executive: CEO Ali Ghodsi. Databricks was founded in 2013 by the creators of Apache Spark, the open-source big data processing engine that turbocharges Hadoop. The San Francisco-based company develops commercial software and services around Spark, including the Databricks Cloud end-to-end hosted data platform that launched in June 2015. In February Databricks unveiled the beta release of the community edition of its platform, a move designed to help businesses learn about working with Spark for free. General availability is expected by midyear.”

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