The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q3 2021

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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 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 Q3 2021 (in order of the most impactful)

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

#2 Google AI [NASDAQ: GOOGL]

#3 Amazon Web Services – Cloud based machine learning, database, container, and storage

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

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

#6 HPE [NYSE: HPE] [+4]

#7 DataRobot – Automated Machine Learning [+2]

#8 Dell Technologies [NYSE: DELL]

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

#10 – Open Source Data Science and Machine Learning Platform

#11 Databricks – Unified analytics platform [+4]

#12 Teradata [NYSE: TDC]

#13 Qlik – Data Analytics and Data Integration [+1]

#14 TigerGraph – Graph database and analytics platform

#15 Snowflake –[NYSE: SNOW] Cloud Enterprise Data Warehouse

#16 Kinetica – GPU Database

#17 SAS – Analytics, BI, and data management

#18 Anaconda – Python Data Science Platform [+2]

#19 Salesforce Einstein AI – Smart CRM assistant [+3]

#20 OpenAI – AI research laboratory NEW

#21 Neo4j – Graph database [+1]

#22 OmniSci– Massively accelerated analytics and data science

#23 StreamSets – Where DevOps meets data integration [+4]

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

#25 Dremio – Data-as-a-Service platform [+1]

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

#27 MongoDB – Cross-platform document-oriented NoSQL database [NASDAQ: MDB] [+3]

#28 Fiddler Labs – Explainable AI [+5]

#29 Guavus – Real-time big data analytics

#30 SQream – SQL GPU data warehouse [+1]

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

#32 Rulex – Explainable AI platform [+3]

#33 Striim – Real-time data integration [+6]

#34 Neural Magic – No hardware AI, GPU speeds without GPUs [+4]

#35 DataDirect Networks – AI and Deep Learning Storage

#36 Kaskada – End-to-end platform for feature engineering and feature serving

#37 – Explainable AI for data scientists [+3]

#38 Kyndi – Explainable AI platform [+3]

#39 – Operating system for ML and AI

#40 Couchbase – NoSQL cloud database service [+2]

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

#42 – AutoML

#43 Coursera – Massive open online course (MOOC) provider [+1]

#44 Cazena – Instant AWS data lake

#45 Trifacta – Data wrangling tools [+3]

#46 Tecton – Data platform for machine learning [+3]

#47 WANdisco – Distributed computing specialists [+3]

#48 ModelOp – Scale and govern enterprise AI NEW

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

#50 Matillion – ETL software for cloud data warehouses NEW

HONORABLE MENTION – 58 companies (in alphabetical order):

Actable AI – No-code data analytics with deep learning

Ahana – Ahana cloud for Presto

Alegion – Data labeling platform

Allegro AI – DL/ML open source platform

Alluxio – Open source data orchestration for the cloud

AnotherBrain – Pioneers of organic AI

Arize AI – Real-time observability for AI

AtScale – Cloud OLAP for enterprise analytics

Beyond Limits – Explainable AI

Brytlyt – GPU accelerated analytics platform

causaLens – A machine that predicts the global economy in real-time

Chatterbox Labs – AI model insights for trustworthy & fair AI

Cockroach Labs – Builders of CockroachDB NEW

Confluent [NASDAQ: CFLT] – Stream processing with Apache Kafka – Natural language understanding NEW

Cubonacci – Machine learning lifecycle management

DataKitchen – Enterprise DataOps platform

Dataloop – Image and video annotation NEW

DarwinAI – “AI Building AI” technology

Deci – Deep learning platform

Deepgram – Speech recognition

Deeplite – AI-driven DNN optimizer NEW – AI solutions for business

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

Lightmatter – Photonic computing

Logical Clocks AB – Hopsworks, an enterprise platform for AI

Loop AI Labs – Cognitive computing

MariaDB – Enterprise open source database NEW

Mipsology – FPGA machine learning

Molecula – Feature store

Monte Carlo – Data reliability

Natural Intelligence – AI toolkit

NetApp – Accelerated AI data pipelines

Obviously AI – Data science without code

OctoML – Deploy machine learning models

Peltarion – Deep learning cloud platform

Perceive – Ergo edge inference processor

Pinecone – Vector database for ML applications

Prophecy – Low code data engineering

Pure Storage [NYSE: PSTG] Data storage solutions

Qeexo – AutoML at the Edge

Run:AI – Platform for AI virtualization and orchestration

Sigmoid – Real-time data analytics NEW

Spell – ML and DL platform

Starburst – Analytics engine for data mesh NEW

Toucan Taco – Data storytelling platform

Tredence – Big data analytics NEW

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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  1. Thanks for this valuable list