Last year, the total amount of digital data on the planet was estimated to be 4.4 zettabytes, according to IDC’s annual Digital Universe report. (A zettabyte equals 1,000 exabytes.) That number is expected to explode by a factor of 10 to 44 zettabytes by 2020.
That’s a lot of data to manage. But there’s also been a wave of new technologies that help businesses not just effectively manage all that data, but find ways to put it to use and derive value from it.
The CRN editorial team has created the third annual Big Data 100 list, identifying vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help businesses work with big data. Here are 30 data management technology companies offering everything from next-generation database systems, to advanced data integration technology, to tools for developing applications that take advantage of big data.
Top Executive: CEO Ash Ashutosh
Actifio markets a copy data management platform that eliminates the problem of “data sprawl” across a company by creating a single copy of an organization’s production data and making it virtually available for backup, disaster recovery, software development and testing, business analytics and archiving purposes.