Top 10 data analytics providers
Forbes recently released its Cloud 100, detailing a comprehensive list of the 100 cloud computing businesses. Here’s our rundown of the top 10 big analytics providers on the list.
10 | Snowflake Computing
Based in San Mateo, California, Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud.
The company was founded in 2012 by three data warehousing experts – Benoit Dageville, Thierry Cruanes and Marcin Zukowski – and appointed former Microsoft executive Bob Muglia as CEO in June 2014. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud. Snowflake currently employs 224 staff and has funding in the region of $205mn.
9 | Sumo Logic
Sumo Logic acts as a cloud log management and metrics monitoring solution deployed by IT, security and development teams. The company’s cloud-based service provides customers with real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented scale – more than 100 petabytes of data on a daily basis. According to Forbes, its current funding figure stands at $235mn.
8 | Databricks
Launched in 2013, Databricks is a company founded by the creators of Apache Spark that aims to help clients with cloud-based big data processing. Databricks provides a Unified Analytics Platform for data science teams to collaborate with data engineering and lines of business to build data products. Databricks’ mission is to accelerate innovation for its customers by unifying data science, engineering and business. It has 200 employees and its funding sits at $108mn.
7 | DataStax
With more than more than 500 customers in 50 countries, including Netflix, eBay and Adobe, Datastax is a data management software vendor based in Santa Clara, California, offering data management software. The company's two founders, Jonathan Ellis and Matt Pfeil, left Rackspace and launched Datastax in 2010. They currently lead 450 employees, with $190mn backing. Investors include Comcast Ventures and Crosslink Capital.
6 | Elastic
Elastic builds software that enables real-time data usage. Launched in 2012, the company’s portfolio includes Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack and Elastic Cloud. In its own words, the company reliably and securely takes data from any source, in any format, in order to search, analyse and visualise it in real time. Based in Amsterdam, Elastic currently employs 550 staff and has around $104mn in funding.
5 | MapR Technologies
This Silicon Valley software enterprise can lay claim to being the company that pioneered one platform for all data across every cloud. MapR’s technology offers analytics that help companies make business decisions and has partnership agreements with the likes of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft and SAP. At present MapR has 500 staff and $500mn in funding.
4 | Sisense
Sisense business analytics software covers the full scope of data analysis, from data preparation to visualisation. The Wall Street Journal has said “Sisense is taking big data analytics by storm", and indeed, Sisense has customers in around 49 countries, including global brands like Target, Merck, Wix and Samsung. The company was founded in 2004 in Tel Aviv by Elad Israeli, Eldad Farkash, Aviad Harell, Guy Boyangu and Adi Azaria. Sisense has won a number of awards, including the Word Technology Award in 2013, and NYC's Taking the HELM award.
3 | Looker
Established in 2011, Looker is a software company focusing on the intersection of economics and engineering, helping its customers use data to achieve success. Looker is driven by the idea that businesses function better when data is easily accessible and consistently defined. Operating out of Santa Cruz, California, Looker secured $81.5mn in funding led by Google parent Alphabet’s growth equity fund, CapitalG, back in 2017. Currently, the business employs 325 people and is backed by a total of $178mn in funding.
2 | Datadog
Datadog is a monitoring service for cloud-scale applications that brings together data from servers, databases, tools and services. These capabilities, which are all provided on an SaaS-based data analytics platform, encourage collaboration and help ensure development and deployment cycles finish on time. Situated in New York, the company has 400 employees, $148mn in funding and is fronted by CEO Olivier Pomel.
1 | Domo
This Utah-based business analytics company’s central mission is to make data more accessible to business leaders. CEO Josh James also co-founded web analytics software company Omniture before selling it to Adobe Systems Inc. for around $1.8bn in 2009. Domo boasts a workforce of around 824 employees and has funding to the tune of $690mn. Investors include Black Rock, Fidelity and Salesforce.