The big data space has attracted a big number of startups over the past few years. Some of these companies are focused specifically on Hadoop, some are focused on data management, and some are focused on analytics -- but all are vying for the industry's attention.
And, now, some of them are vying for solution providers' attention, too. While not all seven vendors on this list have formal channel programs in place, all are considering them, or at least opening their arms to systems integrators, consultants and other channel players to help fuel their big data play.
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