Interactive Maps: Big Data Business in the US

Screen-Shot-2012-12-20-at-1.42.45-PMby Angela Guess

Recorded Future has mapped Big Data business in the United States. According to the company, “We took a look in Recorded Future’s big data to get a sense of big data business in the U.S. What you’re seeing in the map above is online discussion of and news about big data related to various cities, colored by associated companies (if any are mentioned). You can take a look at the data and play around with the map yourself… New York and the Bay area get the most attention with Cambridge and Washington D.C. (coincidentally where Recorded Future has offices) also appearing as significant hubs. The attention levels by city haven’t remained static. As you can see in the graph [here] describing attention by city during the past year, New York and DC saw a huge bump in coverage related to big data during October 2012 with both cities hosting several conferences while Cambridge drew increased attention during August when start-up Sqrrl announced that it was moving there from DC.”

The article continues, “Some other recent corporate highlights for Big Data (more recent company investments and growth can be viewed here): (1) Oracle’s made a few big plays, acquiring Eloqua and DataRaker within the last [two weeks]! (2) EMC and VMware announced a collaboration to work cloud services. (3) Across the pond, Vodafone Ireland made a significant investment in Tellabs Insight Analytics. Do any of the data points above surprise you? Do you think any of less visible locations (Las Vegas, Chicago) will become bigger players in the near future?”

See more visualizations here.

photo credit: Recorded Future

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