Big data management and data analytics remains one of the most dynamic, fastest growing segments of the IT industry. The global market for big data technology and services reached $21.19 billion in 2017, according to a ResearchandMarkets.com report, and will grow at a CAGR of more than 24 percent to $77.58 billion by 2023.
That's not so surprising given that the total amount of data in the world is expected to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020 – ten times the total volume of data in 2013.
The data explosion has fueled a vibrant big data technology industry with both established vendors and startups developing innovative technology to capture, integrate, manage and analyze the increasingly huge volumes of data businesses are wrestling with today.
The CRN editorial team has created the sixth annual Big Data 100 list, identifying vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help business work with big data.
To help solution providers identify the right vendors to partner with to meet their customers' needs, the Big Data 100 is divided into four categories:
Business Analytics -- Companies offering everything from simple-to-use reporting and visualization tools to advanced analytics and data science platforms for tackling the most complex data analysis tasks.
Data Science and Machine Learning -- Companies developing big data software that use analytics and other techniques to protect and secure data from misuse and attacks.
Big Data Systems and Platforms -- Companies with on-premise and cloud systems for building and operating big data systems, including data warehouses and data lakes.
Data Management and Integration – Companies offering everything from next-generation database software to advanced data integration and preparation tools.