The world of enterprise technology is largely hidden behind all of the products and services businesses provide to consumers, but enterprise technology is critical to the success of businesses, and lately there have been some huge shakeups in that space. While the big news for most businesses has been the development of big data technology like Hadoop, the growing prevalence of cloud computing or the decreasing costs of flash storage, the big news for enterprise technology vendors is that a huge portion of that innovation is coming from startups and open source projects vs. the tech giants of the past.
Hadoop itself is an open source project that startups have now integrated with the cloud to offer big data services. Startups have also developed hybrid and other flash solutions to help cut costs and improve performance. Young companies have also been developing software largely targeted at helping business handle the data created by launching web and mobile services.