Top 20 Hadoop Companies - 2017

With the demand for big data technologies proliferating at a lightning pace, Hadoop lies at the center of the big data revolution. The assurance of low-cost, high-availability storage and computational processing power has drawn many organizations to the distributed data storage framework. Disrupting the enterprise data management architecture arena, Hadoop is labeled as the default market standard for business intelligence.

 However, Hadoop’s enigmatic architecture and the limited talent-pool for implementation are introducing complexities for enterprises to leverage its full potential. Today, several Hadoop resellers and vendors are creating super-sized data warehouses that are capable of executing familiar SQL statements for BI reporting purposes.

Following a host of innovations over the years, YARN, MapReduce, SQL on Hadoop, and Hive are playing crucial roles in the data-storage-on-commodity-hardware space.

However, business requirements and goals may vary from one Hadoop vendor to another, and there is a need to select the best combination of technologies to drive success.

 With that in mind, over the past few months, we have analyzed scores of Hadoop solution providers in the market and shortlisted the companies that are at the forefront of tackling challenges in the arena. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, along with the editorial board of CIOReview has selected the top Hadoop solution providers.

 The companies compiled in this issue have exhibited extensive business process knowledge, along with integrated and innovative strategies in the Hadoop arena. The listing provides a look into how these solutions work in the real world so that organizations can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available and how they add value to the Hadoop domain.

We present to you CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Hadoop Solution Providers 2017.

Top Hadoop Companies

DriveScale brings flexible, scale-out computing for the enterprise using standard servers and commodity storage

Creates, distributes, and supports Hadoop-based enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications to deliver actionable intelligence

Provides Hadoop-based data analytics solutions to its customers

Delivers niche Hadoop-related consulting and development services for big data lake management and administration

Securing enterprise data through a state-of-the-art re-encryption cryptosystem

Helps teams manage complex data transformations and enables them to operationalize Hadoop ensuring the delivery of governed analytics

Provides Pivotal HDB, a Hadoop native SQL database for data science and machine learning workloads


Helping enterprises capture the performance and economic benefits of Hadoop in a wide variety of practical, proven, real-world projects

Provides a path-breaking analytics solutions and services that span the entire analytic life cycle–from data management to data exploration, model development, and deployment


Specializes in big data, high speed sorting products, and data integration software and services for Hadoop

Teradata offers analytic data platforms, applications, and services for data warehousing and analytic technologies


Fully operationalize Hadoop to exceed the most demanding SLAs across clusters running any mix of distributions


zData offers a complete set of Hadoop infrastructure and support services


The Actian Analytics platform provides high-performance data enrichment, visual design, and SQL analytics on Hadoop without the need for MapReduce skills


Atscale provides fast and secure self-service BI platform for big data by bridging the gap between the business and their underlying Hadoop data platform


Cask offers innovative unified integration platform for big data that cuts down the time to production for data applications and data lakes


Develops fast, easy, and secure platforms for data management and analytics, built on Apache Hadoop


Helping solidify Hadoop as a mature and transparent platform for production-ready, mission-critical, and regulatory-compliant analytics


Provides an underlying data platform that enables Hadoop applications to run in mission-critical manner and in real-time


Provider of big data consulting and solutions offering services and training for Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL, and associated analytics