The 7 Most Data-Rich Companies

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giby Angela Guess

Bernard Marr of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “Some companies really get big data. Not only do they realize size matters – they understand you also have to know what to do with it. Here’s a list of seven companies I think are at the top of the game, when it comes to cutting-edge use of data to strategically achieve business goals. If you run a business yourself and are interested in big data projects, there is something to be learned from every one of these. So in no particular order…”

Marr begins the list, “GE – with its fingers in every pie from finance to aviation to power, is perfectly positioned to benefit from its championing of ‘The internet of things’. They clearly see that IOT – the concept that every device can be networked and learn to communicate with other devices in the same way that computers do – is key to huge efficiency savings and potentially revolutionary business change.”

Further down the list: “Less well-known than the other companies I’ve mentioned here, Cloudera has emerged in recent years as one of the most prominent suppliers of Apache Hadoop solutions. Apache Hadoop, as I’ve mentioned before is a suite of software applications designed for running big data enterprise operations. Although open-source (free) in its raw state, an industry has sprung up providing companies with custom-configured systems, intended to simply the process of data gathering and analysis. Cloudera is a leader in this field, and clearly realises the obligation it owes to the free technology on which it is built, returning a share of its profits to the voluntary foundation which maintains Hadoop.”

Read the full list here.

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