The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q1 2020

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The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

The selected companies come from our massive data set of vendors and industry metrics. Yes, we use machine learning to analyze the industry in a detailed manner to determine a ranking for this list. We’re using a custom RankBoost algorithm adapted specifically for the big data community along with a plethora of proprietary data sources. The rankings include an indicator for upward movement in the list and also new companies.

If you’re part of a company that you feel is “impactful” in some critical way please contact us immediately to be added to our database in order to be considered for this list. Companies on the list exhibit technology leadership, strength of offering, proven innovation, positivity of message, quality perception in the enterprise, intensity and frequency of social media buzz, high profile of members of the C-suite, and in the case of public companies: positive financial indicators and stock price, and so much more!

IMPACT 50 LIST for Q1 2020 (in order of the most impactful)

#1 Intel AI – Harnessing silicon designed specifically for AI [NASDAQ: INTC]

#2 Domino Data Lab – Data Science Platform [+2]

#3 – Open Source Data Science and Machine Learning Platform [+1]

#4 NVIDIA – Inventor of the GPU for AI workloads [NASD: NVDA]

#5 Google AI [NASDAQ: GOOGL] [+2]

#6 Kinetica – GPU Database

#7 Snowflake – Cloud Enterprise Data Warehouse

#8 Microsoft [NASDAQ: MSFT] [+2]

#9 DataRobot – Automated Machine Learning [+5]

#10 Teradata [NYSE: TDC]

#11 Dell EMC [NYSE: DELL]

#12 DataDirect Networks – AI and Deep Learning Storage [+2]


#14 Pure Storage [NYSE: PSTG] [+1]

#15 AtScale – Adaptive analytics fabric

#16 Anaconda – Python Data Science Platform [+1]

#17 SAS – Analytics, BI, and data management [+2]

#18 StreamSets – Where DevOps meets data integration

#19 TigerGraph – Graph database and analytics platform[+1]

#20 Databricks – Unified analytics platform

#21 Alegion – Human in the loop AI training data platform [+3]

#22 Brytlyt – GPU Database [+1]

#23 TIBCO – Integration, analytics and event-processing software

#24 Dremio – Data-as-a-Service platform [+4]

#25 Loop AI Labs – Cognitive computing [+1]

#26 MongoDB – Cross-platform document-oriented NoSQL database [NASDAQ: MDB]

#27 Cazena – Big data platform as a service [+2]

#28 Ople – Engineered Intelligence

#29 Binah – Automatic data science engine [+2]

#30 Qlik – BI data analytics NEW

#31 SkyMind – Enterprise deep learning [+1]

#32 OmniSci– GPU database [+1]

#33 Cloudera– Enterprise scale analytics platform [NYSE: CLDR]

#34 Guavus – Real-time big data analytics [+1]

#35 SigOpt– Model tuning automation [+1]

#36 – Big data science [+1]

#37 Salesforce Einstein AI – Smart CRM assistant [+2]

#38 DarwinAI – “AI Building AI” technology [+2]

#39 Rulex – Explainable AI platform [+2]

#40 Kyndi – Explainable AI platform [+4]

#41 Trifacta – Data wrangling tools [+1]

#42 Gigaspaces – In-memory computing platform

#43 Neo4j – Graph database NEW

#44 Striim – Real-time data integration [+1]

#45 Digitate – AIOps

#46 Exasol– In-memory analytic database

#47 – AutoML

#48 OpenAI – Ensures AGI benefits all of humanity [+1]

#49 AnotherBrain – Pioneers of organic AI [+1]

#50 Alluxio – Open source memory speed virtual distributed storage

Honorable Mention:

Logical Clocks AB – Hopsworks, an enterprise platform for AI

Comet– Supercharging ML

NetApp – Accelerated AI data pipelines

Confluent – Stream processing with Apache Kafka NEW

Spell – ML and DL platform NEW

Run:AI – Virtualization layer for deep learning training NEW

Qeexo – AutoML at the Edge NEW

Peltarion – Deep learning cloud platform NEW

OctoML – Deploy machine learning models NEW

Fiddler Labs – Explainable AI NEW

Contributed by Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor and Resident Data Scientist of insideBIGDATA. In addition to being a tech journalist, Daniel also is a practicing data scientist, author, educator and sits on a number of advisory boards for various start-up companies. 

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