• The generation and consumption of data con­tinues to grow by leaps and bounds and with it the investment in big data analytics hard­ware, software, and services. The surplus of large data sets is one of the reasons Deep Learning, a sub-set of artificial intelligence (AI), is tak­ing grounds as the hottest tech trend. Even before we realized, big data has evolved from being a hot topic of discussion at science symposiums to playing a most pivotal role across industries. The ability to mine big data for deep insights has radically altered the dynamics of the way businesses function, drive sales, and attract cus­tomers. Over time, it has become an essential compo­nent of business strategy today. Analytics will not remain isolated to a few departments like marketing and risk management — it will pervade the entire enterprise. Insights from multiple departments will be integrated to derive overall business strategy and to eliminate redundant processes, and even within depart­ments to increase efficiency, growth, and productivity. A transition is apparent from Internet of Things (IoT) to In­ternet of People (IoP). Predictive analytics around human behavior, interactions, and other cognitive areas will grow and start to percolate all industry verticals. We are advancing towards a completely new era in domains having sky rocketing piles of digital data. But question arises, do we have the right set of tools and so­lutions in place to swim to the top and win. You might know the pain if you too have business with overflow­ing data. The hunt for the right and appropriate big data solution vendor becomes tedious when you don’t know what you need and you have a business to run. To spare you from the dilemma, we bring 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 these solution vendors can fun­damentally and permanently reshape the your business standards and productivity the right mix of solutions and analytics platforms.