Spark, Kafka & machine learning: 10 big data start-ups taking analytics to the next level

The rise of both structured and unstructured data has created a booming market that is expected to be worth around $41.5 billion by 2018. The rapid growth of the big data market has resulted in the creation of a large crop of vendors that are all looking to take a slice. Amid the plethora of vendors competing for market position are a number of start-ups that are aiming to help organisations collect and analyse data. CBR identifies 10 companies that are worth watching. 1. Confluent Founded in 2014, the company has over $30 million in capital raised so far from investors such as LinkedIn, Index Ventures, Benchmark Capital and The Data Collective. The company was founded by the developers behind Apache Kafka, a real-time messaging and streaming big data engine.…


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