The IT landscape is always shifting and being contoured by external market forces and internal industry initiatives.
New requirements for data management and analysis emerge and, in turn, fresh approaches and technologies are developed. Vendors grow and mature and sometimes outstrip others, while new start-up’s take root.
Against this changing backdrop, each year, DBTA presents a list of 100 companies that matter in data, compelling us to pause and reflect on the market changes taking place.
For example, with Hadoop marking its 10th anniversary in 2016, it is now clear that while it is still in early stages of adoption, it is a technology that is here to stay and is also evolving beyond its initial role as a platform for batch processing to include a large network of intertwined open source projects.