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The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q1 2021

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 for companies newly added.

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 2021 (in order of the most impactful)

#1 Google AI [NASDAQ: GOOGL]

#2 NVIDIA – Inventor of the GPU for AI workloads [NASD: NVDA] [+1]

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

#4 H2O.ai – Open Source Data Science and Machine Learning Platform

#5 DataRobot – Automated Machine Learning

#6 Amazon Web Services – Cloud based machine learning, database, container, and storage [+1]

#7 Microsoft AI [NASDAQ: MSFT] [+1]

#8 Snowflake – Cloud Enterprise Data Warehouse [+1]

#9 Dell EMC [NYSE: DELL] [ +2]

#10 Domino Data Lab – Data Science Platform

#11 HPE [NYSE: HPE] [+1]

#12 TigerGraph – Graph database and analytics platform [+4]

#13 Teradata [NYSE: TDC]

#14 SAS – Analytics, BI, and data management

#15 Qlik – Data Analytics and Data Integration [+4]

#16 Databricks – Unified analytics platform [+1]

#17 Kinetica – GPU Database

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

#19 Anaconda – Python Data Science Platform

#20 OmniSci– Massively accelerated analytics and data science [+2]

#21 Dremio – Data-as-a-Service platform

#22 Pure Storage [NYSE: PSTG]

#23 Neo4j – Graph database [+3]

#24 Salesforce Einstein AI – Smart CRM assistant [+5]

#25 Cloudera– Enterprise scale analytics platform [NYSE: CLDR] [+8]

#26 Fiddler Labs – Explainable AI [+11]

#27 StreamSets – Where DevOps meets data integration

#28 R2.ai – AutoML [+10]

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

#30 Guavus – Real-time big data analytics

#31 Neural Magic – No hardware AI, GPU speeds without GPUs [+11]

#32 cnvrg.io – Operating system for ML and AI [+12]

#33 SQream – SQL GPU data warehouse [+12]

#34 MongoDB – Cross-platform document-oriented NoSQL database [NASDAQ: MDB] [+1]

#35 Kaskada – End-to-end platform for feature engineering and feature serving [+5]

#36 Rulex – Explainable AI platform

#37 Kyndi – Explainable AI platform

#38 Diveplane – AI explainable, auditable, editable [+6]

#39 causaLens – A machine that predicts the global economy in real-time [+2]

#40 Striim – Real-time data integration

#41 explainX.ai – Explainable AI for data scientists [+6]

#42 Cazena – Instant AWS data lake

#43 Arize AI – Real-time observability for AI [+6]

#44 Loop AI Labs – Cognitive computing

#45 Lightmatter – Photonic computing [+5]

#46 Verta – AL and ML deployment & operations for data science teams [+2]

#47 Cubonacci – Machine learning lifecycle management NEW

#48 Chatterbox Labs – AI model insights for trustworthy & fair AI NEW

#49 Run:AI – Platform for AI virtualization and orchestration NEW

#50 Tecton – Data platform for machine learning NEW

HONORABLE MENTION (newly expanded list in alphabetical order):

Actable AI – No-code data analytics with deep learning

Alegion – Data labeling platform

Allegro AI – DL/ML open source platform

Alluxio – Open source data orchestration for the cloud

AnotherBrain – Pioneers of organic AI

AtScale – Cloud OLAP for enterprise analytics

Beyond Limits – Explainable AI

Brytlyt – GPU accelerated analytics platform

Comet– Self-hosted and cloud-based meta machine learning platform

Confluent – Stream processing with Apache Kafka

DarwinAI – “AI Building AI” technology

Deci – Deep learning platform NEW

DeepCube – Deep learning deployment on any device

Deepgram – Speech recognition

deepsense.ai – AI solutions for business

Determined AI – Deep Learning training platform

Digitate – AIOps

Exasol– In-memory analytic database

Faktion – Operationalize AI

Gigaspaces – In-memory computing platform

GridGain – In-memory computing platform

Hailo – Specialized deep learning processor for edge devices

Iguazio– Data science platform

InAccel – Application acceleration FPGA orchestrator

Intuition Machines – Deep learning and visual domain machine learning at scale

Lenses – DataOps platform for Apache Kafka and Kubernetes

Logical Clocks AB – Hopsworks, an enterprise platform for AI

Megagon Labs – Experimental analytics and data management

ModelOp – Scale and govern enterprise AI

Monte Carlo – Data reliability

NetApp – Accelerated AI data pipelines

NtechLab – Augmenting intelligence

Obviously AI – Data science without code

OctoML – Deploy machine learning models

OpenAI – Ensures AGI benefits all of humanity

Ople – Predictive analytics for business users

Peltarion – Deep learning cloud platform

PredictHQ – Demand intelligence

Qeexo – AutoML at the Edge

Spell – ML and DL platform

Streamlit – Open-source app framework

Superwise – AI assurance to achieve ML model monitoring NEW

Trifacta – Data wrangling tools

Truera – Model intelligence platform

Yellowbrick – Data warehouse for hybrid and multi-cloud environments

Contributed by Daniel D. Gutierrez, Editor-in-Chief 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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