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September 19, 2016

Datanami Reveals Winners of Inaugural Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 19 — Datanami, the leading publication for news and information covering the operationalization of data science in business, government, and industry today announced the winners of its first annual Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards in advance of the Strata + Hadoop World conference taking place next week in New York, NY.

“We are very excited to release our inaugural awards recognizing the consensus leaders in the Big Data arena as determined by our audience and editors,” said Alex Woodie, Managing Editor of Datanami. “We’ve been following the developments of Big Data since our site launch in 2011, and well before that through our flagship sister publication, HPCwire, and are proud to take the opportunity to recognize the pace setters in an industry that continues to mature and evolve. Congratulations to our inaugural winners!”

To be selected for a Datanami Readers’ Choice Award not only reflects the impact that business and technology leaders are having in the Big Data & data science communities, but also signifies recognition from the influencers and industry watchers of the Big Data space. Datanami expects to continue its Readers’ Choice Award program on a yearly basis each Fall.

Datanami has designated two categories of Awards: (1) Readers’ Choice, where winners have been determined through election by Datanami readers, and (2) Editors’ Choice, where winners have been selected by a panel of Datanami editors. The process started with an open nomination process, with voting taking place through July and August.

The Categories and Award Winners include the following:

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Machine Learning

  • Readers’ Choice: Apache Spark
  • Editors’ Choice: IBM Watson

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Deep Learning/AI

  • Readers’ Choice: Google Cloud Platform
  • Editors’ Choice: NVIDIA GPUs

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Internet of Things

  • Readers’ Choice: Striim
  • Editors’ Choice: TIE – MongoDB & Splunk

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Big Data Security

  • Readers’ Choice: Sumo Logic
  • Editors’ Choice: Splunk

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Real-Time Analytics

  • Readers’ Choice: Apache Spark
  • Editors’ Choice: Impetus StreamAnalytix

Best Big Data Innovator: Data Management

  • Readers’ Choice: TIE – DDN & PHEMI
  • Editors’ Choice: TIE – Reltio & Talend

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Data Visualization

  • Readers’ Choice: Tableau
  • Editors’ Choice: Qlik

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Operational Platform (NoSQL)

  • Readers’ Choice: MongoDB
  • Editors’ Choice: Apache Cassandra (DataStax)

Best Big Data Product or Technology: Cloud Service Provider

  • Readers’ Choice: Amazon Web Services
  • Editors’ Choice: Microsoft Azure

Best Big Data Startup

  • Readers’ Choice: Databricks
  • Editors’ Choice: Confluent

Top 5 Emerging Technologies to Watch

Readers’ Choice:

  • Real-Time Streaming Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • In-Memory Computing
  • Time-Series Analytics

Editors’ Choice:

  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Real-Time Streaming Analytics
  • Geospatial
  • Self-Service

Top 5 Open Source Projects to Watch

Readers’ Choice:

  • Apache Spark
  • Apache Kafka
  • Apache Hadoop
  • MongoDB
  • Apache Cassandra

Editors’ Choice:

  • Apache Spark
  • Apache Mesos
  • Apache Kafka
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apache Beam

Top 5 Vendors to Watch

Readers’ Choice:

  • Cloudera
  • IBM
  • Databricks
  • MongoDB
  • MapR

Editors’ Choice:

  • Cloudera
  • Databricks
  • MapR
  • Confluent
  • Neo4j

Top Big Data Achievement

  • Readers’ Choice: Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Editors’ Choice: Panama Papers

For a complete list of winners, visit: https://www.datanami.com/2016-datanami-awards-readers-editors-choice

More information on these awards can be found at the Datanami website (www.datanami.com) or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #DatanamiAwards.

About Datanami

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About Tabor Communications Inc.

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