Top 12 Big Data Companies Creating Market Buzz on the Social Web

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-01-25 Print this article Print


Given the broad interest in Hadoop as a big data wrangling technology, the Apache Foundation, which hosts the Hadoop open source project, was the most frequently cited "vendor," accounting for 9.4 percent of the posts Ovum analyzed.


Sentiment surrounding big data vendors remained positive last year, despite skeptics' suggestions that the subject had been "overhyped," according to Ovum. In a new research note, Ovum analyst Tony Baer reported on the analysis of data gathered by DataSift, which ranked Twitter mentions and sentiment of vendors and open source organizations associated with the big data market in 2012. According to Baer, Ovum analysts were surprised to find that while Hadoop garners much of the spotlight as a big data platform, the vendor 10Gen, which develops MongoDB, came in second in mentions to Apache, which hosts the Hadoop project. DataSift conducted a retrospective analysis of vendor mentions on Twitter during 2012 for Ovum. "Given the level of buildup and suggested hype, it surprised us that sentiment expressed about big data vendors still remained so positive in 2012," Baer said in a statement. "What's also interesting is the degree to which big data became a business, not just a technology story in 2012," Baer said. This eWEEK slide show looks at the top 10 companies listed in the Ovum study on big data "hype"—in the order of most mentioned, according to the Ovum report.


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