It’s far from being complete, but the infographic published on The Big Data Landscape site provides a good overview of the big data landscape including a wide range of companies, products, and technologies in the space:
On of the most interesting questions that came to my mind while studying this big data landscape is why the higher in the stack the more businesses/products/solutions?
The answer is probably simple. It is much more difficult to create new technologies and build infrastructure then applications targeted at very narrow problems built to take advantage of these. It’s much easier to show the value of a dedicated solution to a specific problem, then present the advantages of a new technology or infrastructure. On the other hand, technology and infrastructure can be revolutionary. And they can shift the market direction.
Original title and link: The Big Data Landscape ( ©myNoSQL)