Big data, aside from being an all encompassing buzzword that overly simplifies the breadth and scope of the market, it can also be an extremely difficult market to navigate for companies.
The area is filled with companies that look at data in numerous different ways, with many different tools and services available.
Away from the big data giants of Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, Teradata, SAS and numerous others, there are smaller companies that are offering more tailored services to fit particular business requirements.
CBR identifies five companies that you may not have heard a lot about.
Born out of CERN, not many companies can make that claim, but that’s the case for Blue Yonder.
The Germany based provider of big data analytics and predictive applications uses the same algorithm that was written for CERN analysis.
The company founder Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt, founded the company after he realised that the algorithm could be made applicable to other areas such as commerce.
One of the key selling points of Blue Yonder is that it can be used in an as-a-Service model. This means that businesses don’t have to be tied to a platform, or hardware in order to get access to analytics services.
This has given the company growing access to the retail sector and to companies like EAT, which has been using it for ordering for its stores.