Jeff Vance, Startup50
July 28, 2014
From “Fast Data” to visualization software to tools used to track “Social Whales,” these Big Data startups have it covered.
The 50 Big Data startups in the Big Data 50 are an impressive lot. In fact, the Big Data space in general is so hot that you might start worrying about it overheating – kind of like one of those mid-summer drives through the Mojave Desert. The signs warn you to turn off your AC for a reason.
Personally, I think we’re a long way away from any sort of Big Data bubble. Our economy is so used to trusting decision makers who “trust their gut” that we have much to learn before the typical business is even ready for data Kindergarten.
In fact, after a few decades following the “voodoo” of supply side economics, which fetishized the mysterious and elusive “rational consumer,” the strides we’re making towards being a more evidence-based economy still have us pretty much just playing catch up.
These 50 Big Data startups are working to change that.
Here’s the Big Data startups in the Big Data 50 report.