Big data. The term is buzzing through the industry like wildfire, with vendors popping up in droves claiming their latest solution will help an agency increase efficiency. The concept seems simple enough — technology grabs data sets from a variety of systems and kicks back usage trends and other patterns that government leaders can use to help make better decisions.
But with so many products in the marketplace, getting a handle on all the options available can be a headache for even the savviest CIO. To help cut through the confusion, Government Technology took a look at 10 big data solution providers. Whether your data resides on an open source framework such as Apache Hadoop or a proprietary database system, the following list — presented in alphabetical order — offers a snapshot of the types of big data storage and analytical technology available today.