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2 Initial Validations To Our 2013 Prediction

By on February 14, 2013

What a week. In December, I wrote why we believe 2013 will be the year that “Big Data” crosses the chasm from the tech-savvy early adopters into the more mainstream business audience. This week we’re very humbled to have gotten what I believe to be two initial validations of our prediction.

First, we are extremely honored to be included in Fast Company’s Top 100 most innovative companies and Top 10 most innovative Big Data companies list. When you look at who’s included, you’ll notice the list is very use-case oriented, it’s about what you can do with big data, not the deep tech behind it. There’s no technical talk – Hadoop isn’t even mentioned once.

Second, we’re extremely proud that the editors and contributors at CIO UK have included Datameer in their list of 20 vendors to watch in 2013. What’s exciting is that it’s not just 20 Big Data vendors, it’s 20 vendors for CIOs to watch. Big Data is making its way into the general business fold. We’re included in a list with Apple and Google. Amazing.

We’re on our way to crossing the chasm. And to think… it’s only February.


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Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which 10 years later, is considered a 20 billion dollar business. Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed more than a half decade ago. In 2003, Groschupf was named one of the most innovative Germans under 30 by Stern Magazine. In 2013, Fast Company named Datameer, one of the most innovative companies in the world. Stefan is currently CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others. After two years in the market, Datameer was commercially deployed in more than 30 percent of the Fortune 20. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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