Big Data Hardware: 2012 Winners and 2013 Outlook (Part 1)
Going into 2013 Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), HP, IBM, NetApp, Oracle, and Teradata will be the obvious appliance players, either directly or indirectly, for enterprise big data investments, with niche players such as Supermicro taking on a unique position between the enterprise appliance and the DIY crowd. I am carefully bullish about HP making a stronger push on the hardware front of big data during 2013, and likewise believe HDS will gain share if they expand their partnerships to include more pure play big data solution providers. Dell and NetApp are also certainly not to be trifled with—both have augmented and tuned their big data commitments for 2013, and carry momentum developed during latter 2012.
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