The 2021 CRN Emerging IT Vendors You Need To Know highlights buzzy channel-focused providers. These big data companies warrant consideration.
IT news and analyst outlet CRN recently released its 2021 Emerging IT Vendors You Need To Know special report, a listing that shines a light on some of the most exciting new channel-focused vendors. Providers profiled in this space are helping to create new solutions for business and opportunity for solution providers. The list is broken down into four distinct categories, including Emerging Data Center Vendors, Emerging Cloud Vendors, Emerging Storage Vendors, and Emerging Big Data Vendors.
At Solutions Review, we track the solution providers that have the biggest impact on the enterprise. As such, we’ve read through the 2021 CRN Emerging IT Vendors You Need To Know report, available here, and profiled 7 big data companies we believe are worth extra consideration. For an even deeper breakdown of the best data management software, consult our popular Buyer’s Guide.
Ahana offers big data analytics with capabilities that enable users to run ad hoc analysis on open-source PrestoDB. Its main offering is Ahana Cloud, a fully-integrated managed service for AWS. The product features self-service SQL analytics for data analysts, data engineers, data scientists, and product managers, It also includes in-VP managed services, flexible data source and catalog integration, and Presto-as-a-data-warehouse functionality. Ahana Cloud can be purchased via pay-as-you-go model so you only pay for what you use.
Dremio offers a product called Data Lake engine that provides fast query speed and a self-service semantic layer that operates directly against data lake storage. The solution connects to S3, ADLS, Hadoop, or wherever enterprise data resides. Apache Arrow, Data Reflections, and other Dremio technologies work together to hasten query speeds, and the semantic layer enables IT to apply security and business meaning. Users do not have to send data to Dremio or have it stored in proprietary formats to access it.
Equalum offers an enterprise-class data ingestion platform for collecting, transforming, manipulating, and synchronizing data. The product effectively combines batch and streaming pipelines with modern data transformation and manipulation. Equalum touts an intuitive, user-friendly interface that enables users to build and deploy data pipelines via a no-coding approach. The solution also features a drag-and-drop UI that lets different user personas configure, maintain, and derive insights from the Equalum platform.
Kyligence offers an AI-powered Semantic as a Service for valuable data. The product provides users with a consolidated view of their data across the organization via AI augmentation which intelligently identifies, manages and optimizes data. Kyligence is available on-prem or in the cloud. Its proprietary Smart Pushdown Query Routing Engine retrieves data and serves queries from different sources like RDBMS, data lakes, and the cloud. It also reads data and metadata from these sources for further optimization.
Promethium offers an augmented data management platform called Data Navigation System. Designed with data analysts in mind, the product lets users automatically discover, validate and assemble data to provide data to business intelligence tools. The product finds and matches data required to address each user request. Once complete, Promethium provides users with a visual view of how the data should be assembled, then automatically generates the SQL statement to get the right data and executes the query across multiple repositories.
Starburst Data offers a data access and analytics tool that is based on Presto. it provides fast and interactive enterprise-ready distribution, consisting of additional tooling and configurations that enable data analysts to run queries against various data sources ranging in size from gigabytes to petabytes. The solution also includes a cost-based query optimizer which improves Presto query performance, by over an order of magnitude in many cases.
Tellius offers a search and AI-powered data analytics platform. The product features a proprietary Genius AI Engine that is designed to allow business users ask questions about their data. Tellius has natural language processing that interacts with users in plain language and creates narratives alongside data visualizations as well. The tool can also provide personalized recommendations by anticipating needs and automatically offering related insights and suggestions. Tellius is built on the Apache Spark distributed architecture.
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