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Pivotal

Pivotal One

AT A GLANCE Pivotal is an EMC spin-off pursuing modern application development in the context of cloud computing and now into big-data analysis. In 2014 the firm released Pivotal HD 2.0, an update of its Hadoop distribution incorporating an in-memory database and a battery of new analysis capabilities. Pivotal HD …

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Databricks

Databricks' Spark Commits

AT A GLANCE Claiming to be “using cutting-edge technology based on years of research to build next-generation software for analyzing and extracting value from data”, Databricks founders created Apache Spark and Shark, and the company is the go-to for all things Spark.

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DataStax

Datastax global

AT A GLANCE Santa Clara’s DataStax is one of several database competitors in the key-value space. The company’s software is built on Cassandra, a database that Facebook developed based on technology from Amazon and Google to handle enormous volumes of data. Although DataStax is not alone in the race to …

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Hortonworks

Hortonworks

AT A GLANCE Hortonworks was formed in 2011 funded by $23 million from Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital as an independent company. The company employs main contributors to Hadoop. The company was named after Horton the Elephant of the Horton Hears a Who! book. Eric Baldeschweiler was chief executive, and Rob …

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MapR

MapR

AT A GLANCE MapR is a San Jose, California-based enterprise software company that develops and sells Apache “Hadoop-derived” software. The company contributes to Apache Hadoop projects like HBase, Pig (programming language), Hive, and ZooKeeper. MapR’s distribution claims to provide full data protection, no single points of failure, improved performance, and …

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Cloudera

Cloudera

AT A GLANCE Headquartered in Palo Alto, Cloudera is an American Hadoop open-source sponsor, generating income from typical support, services, and training.    Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution is called CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), and it targets enterprise-class deployments. Cloudera reports that more than 50% of its engineering output is …

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GridGain

gridgain

AT A GLANCE GridGain is a company that offers an In-Memory data fabric, claiming unprecedented speed combined with global scale, allowing customers to easily innovate ahead of the accelerating pace of business. GridGain is used by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, mobile and Web 2.0 concerns. One of the main …

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