The Top 10 Big Data Tools And Technologies Of 2018 (So Far)

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Managing The Data Deluge

Ever-increasing volumes of data, new data-generation sources like Internet of Things networks, and the growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to manage and analyze all that data are just some of the drivers behind the continuing evolution of big data technology.

Spending on big data and business analytics products is expected to reach $210 billion by 2020, according to market researcher IDC, up from $150.8 billion in 2017. That growth is fueling a continuous stream of startups in the big data arena. But it's also pushing more established players to maintain a rapid pace of developing and delivering new and updated big data products.

Here are 10 big data products announced in the first half of 2018 that caught our attention.

(For more on the biggest news of 2018, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.").