Big Data Trailblazers 2020 – Shortlist

We have a bumper number of entries to the Tech Trailblazers Awards this year. 2020 has seen a considerable uptick since last year, an increase of over 50%, demonstrating that even more startups in the enterprise tech space are continuing to take positive steps to gain the recognition from awards in order to stand out from the crowd when it comes to seeking investment, clients, and potential acquirers.

The Big Data Trailblazers is open to big data startups that offer innovative enterprise solutions to companies based anywhere around the world. The kind of topics that may be considered hot and innovative under big data include: Cassandra, Hadoop, Data Loading, and NoSQL. However, any startup that considers itself innovating in big data can be considered.

Congratulations to this year’s shortlist for the Big Data category:

  • – Ascend provides the world’s first Autonomous Dataflow Service, enabling data engineers to build, scale, and operate continuously optimized. Website Twitter LinkedIn
  • Makersite GmbH – Makersite helps manufacturing companies manage product data across their business and support decision-making through integrated views of a product’s financial and non-financial performance metrics. Website Twitter LinkedIn
  • MemVerge – MemVerge’s mission is to open the door to Big Memory Computing via a new software stack to allow the applications to take full advantage of a new Optane SSD product. Website Twitter LinkedIn
  • ZipiStream – ZipiStream is a new platform that allows podcaster to send messages and special offers to all their listeners. Website Twitter

Big Data Trailblazers  success – the story so far

The Big Data Trailblazers is one of the categories that has been a part of the Tech Trailblazers Awards since the very beginning in 2012. Since then there have been four firms who have won or been shortlisted which have gone on to be acquired. Notably Parstream which was bought by Cisco in 2015 for an undisclosed sum, having won the Big Data category in 2013 and 2014.

The year of 2015 didn’t just see Parstream get acquired, it also saw two entrants who would later go on to be bought. The winner in 2015, MammothDB, went on to be snapped up by MariaDB in 2018. Whilst one of the runners-up that year, Nutonian, went on to be bought by DataRobot in 2017.

In line with all of the other deals, Cedexis’s acquisition by Citrix in 2018 also had no details released as to the purchase price of the firm. However, Cedexis was a runner-up in 2013, which goes to show the road to being bought out can take years and that it’s not only the winners that thrive. Catching one of our esteemed judge’s eyes can still help on the road to a startup founder’s dream exit.

Now we’re onto the second round of judging and the voting stage of the Awards. The public vote is now open, vote here now! Voting closes on Thursday 3rd December and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 8th December.

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