GigaOm Radar for Data Science Platforms: Pure-Play Specialist and Startup Vendorsv1.0

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Market Categories and User Segments
  3. Key Criteria Comparison
  4. GigaOm Radar
  5. Vendor Insights
  6. Analyst’s Take
  7. About Andrew Brust

1. Summary

This Radar report will help enterprise buyers become familiar with data science platforms and vendor offerings. Enterprise customers manage massive amounts of data and engage in multiple data-related activities, including data science. The goal of enterprise data science is to improve strategic decision making with the help of insights gained through analyzing big data.

The vendors reviewed in this Radar report offer a data science-centric view of data and analytics. In other words, data science is not just one capability among many others but rather is the central focus of the product. For companies with a strong focus on data science use cases—including financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality—these data science platform vendors may provide the optimal fit. Specialist vendors in this report will work especially well for smaller companies, startups, or business units within large enterprises whose functions revolve around data science use cases.

Note: We have included some products in this report that could strictly be classified as machine learning operations (MLOps) or automated machine learning (AutoML) platforms rather than broad data science platforms. However, the three categories overlap considerably, and the particular platforms we’ve included here all serve as broad data science platforms in their own right.

How to Read this Report

This GigaOm report is one of a series of documents that helps IT organizations assess competing solutions in the context of well-defined features and criteria. For a fuller understanding, consider reviewing the following reports:
Key Criteria report: A detailed market sector analysis that assesses the impact that key product features and criteria have on top-line solution characteristics—such as scalability, performance, and TCO—that drive purchase decisions.
GigaOm Radar report: A forward-looking analysis that plots the relative value and progression of vendor solutions along multiple axes based on strategy and execution. The Radar report includes a breakdown of each vendor’s offering in the sector.
Solution Profile: An in-depth vendor analysis that builds on the framework developed in the Key Criteria and Radar reports to assess a company’s engagement within a technology sector. This analysis includes forward-looking guidance around both strategy and product.

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