• As we are coming towards the end of 2016 we have seen a considerable amount of change in big data and its perception. It’s fair to believe that 2017 is going to throw even more up for the industry. The use of new data visualization and automation software, breaking down the barriers between the data initiated and uninitiated, has sought huge attention of the analytics solutions vendors. As the IoT moves steadily along the Gartner Hype Cycle, companies are likely to adopt machine learning and AI within their own systems. Contrary to legacy storage solutions where still the data could be found to live in silos, data lakes allow raw, unvarnished bytes of information to live in one place where they can be integrated and analyzed for patterns. Data lakes are exactly what enterprises need to digitize workflow and become a data-driven business by 2020. Again, People analytics is a new domain on the rise in the HR department, but growing rapidly because of the need to better drive the ROI in people. People analytics, defined as a big data technology that uses snippets of people-related data to optimize business outcomes and solve business problems, is growing in importance. These are just few of the many branches sprouting from the Big data tree. All said and understood, it has become imperative for enterprises to look for a solution provider with the capability to bring scalability and agility along with the analytics offerings. And therefore, we present to you a list of 20 Most Promising Big Data Solution Providers.  Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board we believe that these companies have the technical skill-sets and business acumen to deliver effective analytics solutions and help enterprises fulfill Big data management and analytics objectives.