Opera Solutions is proud to be ranked the #2 Pure-Play Big Data vendor by Wikibon, as cited by Forbes.
Among vendors that derive 100% of their revenue from Big Data products and services (as estimated by Wikibon), Forbes.com singles out the top 10, and Opera Solutions ranks #2, just behind Splunk. The complete “Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2012–2017” report is publicly available and lists over 60 Big Data vendors with total 2012 revenues of over $11 billion.
As stated in the Wikibon report, the Big Data market is projected to reach $18.1 billion in 2013, an annual growth of 61%. This is great news! Now if you've been following the Big Data market, you know that this is a Big topic that covers a broad spectrum of technology and vendors. The Wikibon research wisely distinguishes between "technology vendors" and "Data-Science-as-a-Service" providers. This distinction is important and we're proud to be the highest ranked data science company.
Now as we've witnessed first-hand over the last several years, there are a few obstacles that must be overcome before the promises of Big Data can reach broad market adoption. The Wikibon research correctly highlights the first obstacle as the lack of analytic specialists and data scientists with both the technical skill and business acumen to derive insights from large, multi-structured datasets merged from disparate sources.
This is all we do. Our team of ~230 top-tier data scientists helps organizations capture Big Data opportunities on a daily basis and these talented individuals no-doubt contributed greatly to our position in this prestigious market research. Opera Solutions will continue solving complex data problems and developing the machine learning science that will help people reach extraordinary goals. Who knows where we'll be ranked next year...