The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Data Software Companies of 2022. This year’s awardees cover a wide range of solutions spanning data governance, cloud analytics, database management, AI/machine learning, and many other solutions. Through unique products and platforms, these companies have innovated in their respective areas of expertise to provide customers with industry-leading solutions to the most pressing data challenges.
Zaloni’s data governance platform, Zaloni Arena, rapidly and securely delivers trusted data through a single control plane to catalog, govern, and safely share data across the enterprise via an API-first approach. GigaSpaces’ Digital Integration Hub (DIH) simplifies organizations’ digital transformation, allowing users to accelerate API-powered digital applications to transform user engagement, legacy modernization, and “Customer-360” software infrastructure projects. And Pluto7’s Planning In A Box is a supply chain analytics application which uses machine learning to provide highly accurate inventory forecasts, helping customers with demand forecasting, inventory planning and positioning, logistics, track and trace, marketing spending, and sales.
Out of hundreds of nominees, this year’s awardees were selected based on the quality of their solutions, leadership in their category, and organizational strength. Please join The Software Report in recognizing the achievements of The Top 25 Data Software Companies of 2022.
Category: Market Data
Location: London, England
Kantar is a data and evidence-based agency providing insights and actionable recommendations to clients worldwide. It collects data digitally and can share advanced insights in real time—at scale and at speed. Kantar’s self-service solutions return results the same day, with deeper diagnostic options taking only slightly longer. Using AI and machine learning to make existing offerings faster and cheaper, the company leverages its technology to also offer new services which couldn’t have been dreamt of just a few years ago. Kantar provides insights on over 90 markets, with more than 2 billion active data profiles.
Kantar’s Trade Optimization Revenue Management solution is one of the top three RGM platforms globally, managing billions of dollars of clients’ trade spend. Its Link AI ad-testing solution can predict in-market performance within 15 minutes, and is used by clients such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Google. The company was named IAB Europe’s 2021 Winner (Gold) in Consumer Attitudes and Behavior for the Kantar COVID-19 Barometer, and won the same award in 2019 for its Getting Gender Right research. Kantar was also the winner of the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association’s (BHBIA) BOBI award for Creative Fieldwork Team of the Year in 2021.
Category: Data Management Platform
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
Reltio believes data should fuel companies’ success, not hold them back. Its first-of-its-kind, cloud-native platform synthesizes multi-source, complex data into a single source of trusted information. Agile enough to fit any company’s needs, it can flex at will—for accelerated data value creation and ongoing effectiveness. It’s also fully compliant and secure, so data can be acted upon with confidence. Reltio’s diverse set of customers—from startups to large enterprises in more than 140 countries spanning multiple industries—rely on our award-winning platform to fuel their success.
Category: Time Series Platform
Location: San Francisco, CA
InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the industry-leading time series platform that helps developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT, and cloud-native services. InfluxDB was purpose-built to handle the millions of data points and hundreds of data sources streaming out of IoT devices and sensors, applications, and monitoring environments. Customers building time series applications with InfluxDB can identify and anticipate trends over time, ensuring mission-critical processes are more consistent, efficient, and reliable.
InfluxData’s time series solutions are used by customers ranging from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, including Cisco, IBM, PayPal, and Tesla. Customer uses cases span every industry vertical, including consumer and industrial IoT, fintech, renewable energy, and network telemetry. InfluxData is headquartered in San Francisco, with a workforce distributed throughout the U.S. and across Europe.
Category: Business Analytics
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Qlik, a business analytics company and SaaS platform, simplifies the way individuals use data by making it a natural part of decision making. It helps them not only report findings, but also to change their worlds through comprehending and sharing data more naturally and effectively to create value. Qlik’s mission, “Simplifying decisions for everyone, everywhere,” is about harnessing the real potential of data as well as unleashing its power to change the world. The company offers an Active Intelligence platform delivering end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics cloud solutions to close the gaps between data, insights, and action. By transforming data into active intelligence, its client businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.
The company's main products are Qlik Replicate and Qlik Sense, both software for business intelligence and data integration. In 2021, the company introduced Qlik Application Automation, which automates tasks and data workflows between Qlik Cloud and SaaS applications. The same year, the company acquired Salt Lake City-based Big Squid, a leading provider of no-code automated machine learning. The company also went on to acquire NodeGraph, a customizable metadata management solution, to help expand its analytics data pipeline capabilities. Qlik itself recently signaled its intentions for an initial public offering.
Category: Healthcare Data
Location: San Francisco, CA
Innovaccer, a leading healthcare data activation platform company, is resolutely focused on delivering more efficient and effective healthcare through the use of pioneering analytics as well as transparent, clean, and accurate data. Innovaccer’s aim is to simplify complex data from all points of care, streamline the information, and help organizations make powerful decisions and realize strategic goals based on key insights and predictions from their data. The Innovaccer Health Cloud® unifies patient data across systems and settings, and empowers healthcare organizations to rapidly develop scalable, modern applications that improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.
Its Gartner and KLAS-recognized data activation platform and artificial intelligence products have been deployed across more than 1,000 care settings with over 37,000 providers leveraging it at institutions, governmental organizations, and several corporate enterprises, including Mercy ACO, StratiFi Health, Catalyst Health Network, Osler Health Network, and PHIX HIE. As part of its annual assessments of healthcare industry software and professional services, KLAS Research recently awarded the 2022 Best in KLAS award in the Data & Analytics Platforms category to The Innovaccer Data Activation Platform.
Category: Data Integration
Location: Oakland, CA
Fivetran is a technology company that develops a SaaS data integration service for companies to extract, transform, and load data from different sources into data warehouses. The company develops software allowing companies to extract data from data silos and store them for more convenient access in data warehouses via the computing cloud. Data integration tasks are automated using pre-built data connectors and transformation capabilities which provide connectivity between Software-as-a-Service applications. Fivetran’s integrations are built for analysts who need data centralized but whose schedules preclude them from maintaining their own pipelines or ETL systems.
The company's software allows data to be shared by different applications such as Salesforce, Box, or Airtable, databases like PostgreSQL, or data repositories such as Snowflake or Databricks. Existing high-profile customers include Square, DocuSign, Conagra, and Forever 21. Workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably recognized Fivetran as the Best Company for Happiness and Best Company for Compensation as part of its 2021 Workplace Culture Awards. Fivetran was also listed in Fortune’s 2021 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.
Category: Marketing Data
Location: San Mateo, CA
Jivox is transforming the way the world experiences digital marketing by connecting brands with their audiences in the most personalized way. Jivox’s market-leading Personalized Digital Marketing platform, Jivox IQ, is designed to meet brands’ great demand for optimizing consumer engagement across their paid and owned media channels. With their new event processing infrastructure, Jivox collects consented real-time consumer engagement events (from advertisements delivered by Jivox) and data from endpoints on a brand’s website or app. As these events are processed, Jivox instantly delivers valuable, detailed insights into each consumer’s behavior that empowers brands to optimize consumer journeys; attribute sales to different strategies, creative and content; and create new audience segments showing higher propensity to engage with the brand.
The Jivox personalization platform delivers ROI and drives digital commerce by increasing media performance while reducing production costs through the use of big data and AI/machine learning, Dynamic Canvas, Dynamic Content Optimization (DCO), and identity technologies. Jivox is SOC 2® Type 2 certified and trusted by hundreds of leading companies including Electronic Arts, Marriott International, Mazda, Nestle, T-Mobile, Unilever, and more.
Category: Data Governance and Observability
Location: Durham, NC
Based in Durham, North Carolina, Zaloni provides data governance and observability software. The company’s data governance platform, Zaloni Arena, rapidly and securely delivers trusted data through a single control plane to catalog, govern, and safely share data across the enterprise. Arena empowers decision-making through a collaborative data catalog, automated data governance, end-to-end lineage, and self-service data access. Arena brings efficiency to complex data environments through an API-first approach for extensibility and interoperability with the modern data tech stack.
The company’s platform is a great utility among a wide array of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications, and is used by customers like Alexion, TIAA, PWC, TMX Group, and more. Founded in 2007, the company is led by CEO Susan Cook, who specializes in selling and positioning technology solutions in the growing enterprise data management ecosystem.
Category: Data Management
Location: Santa Clara, CA
DataStax delivers an open, multi-cloud data stack built on Apache Cassandra™, which the company considers to be the most scalable database in the world. The company’s marquee offering is DataStax Astra DB, the industry’s first and only open, multi-cloud serverless database. Built on a modern, microservices-based architecture, Astra DB delivers Cassandra-as-a-service with an unprecedented combination of pay-as-you-go data, simplified operations, and the freedom of multi-cloud and open source. Through Apache Pulsar, DataStax is also able to provide event streaming support and a cloud service.
With help from DataStax, developers and enterprises can deploy data at unprecedented scale, with 100% uptime, for significantly lower costs. As of now, approximately 500 of the world’s most demanding enterprises and nearly 90% of the Fortune 100 rely on DataStax to power modern data apps. These organizations include The Home Depot, T-Mobile, US Bank, and Intuit. DataStax was recently honored with the Customer Relationship Management Institute’s prestigious NorthFace ScoreBoard Service Award℠, which is awarded to companies showing a clear commitment to delivering exemplary results for their customers throughout the year.
Category: SaaS Management
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Productiv is the data-driven, enterprise SaaS Intelligence Platform for the modern CIO. Companies like Fox, Uber, and Zoom use Productiv to create a system of record for their SaaS portfolios with the most detailed view into how software is actually used. With robust data and insights, IT is able to unlock new transformational change for their organizations while more efficiently executing on day-to-day operations. Founded in 2018 and backed by Accel, IVP, and Norwest Venture Partners, Productiv is on a journey to transform how you think about SaaS and the impact it can have on your organization.
Category: Product Development
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Founded in 2005, Encora is a leader in the large and rapidly-growing outsourced product development market, primarily with fast-growing tech companies that are driving innovation and growth within their industries. The company provides differentiated innovation services and software engineering solutions across a wide range of leading-edge technologies, including big data, analytics, machine learning, IoT, mobile, cloud, UI/UX, and test automation. Driven by a staff of more than 6,500 professionals between 40 offices in 14 countries, Encora is consistently recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by various industry publications.
Since its founding, Encora has developed the proprietary Extended Delivery Center (EDC) framework to accelerate innovation for clients. One of the unique characteristics of this model is the seamless extension of clients’ development teams, internal processes, and even their cultures, improving the quality of engineering, team throughput, and speed to impact. Its investors include private equity firms Advent International and Warburg Pincus.
12. Cockroach Labs
Category: SQL Database Management
Location: New York, NY
Cockroach Labs built CockroachDB from the ground up to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database and make working with data easy. CockroachDB is the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet. It is designed to help companies of all sizes—and the apps they develop—scale fast, survive disaster, and thrive everywhere, enabling developers to build what they dream and never worry about the database again.
Founded in 2015, CockroachDB was born out of the realization that the databases of today weren’t built for modern applications. Unfit to realize the possibilities of the cloud and unable to keep up with how fast companies need to go, the database became the festering ground for operational complexity that wasted time, money, and opportunity. With its ground-breaking architecture and relentless focus on enabling developers to build breakthrough applications, CockroachDB is quickly becoming the transactional database of choice for innovators and category leaders including Comcast, Devsisters, eBay, Mythical Games, Nubank, Norfolk Southern, Starburst Data, AllSaints, Bose, and Form3. Now at over 200 customers and with tens of thousands of clusters in deployment around the world, Cockroach Labs is poised to lead the shift of transactional data to the cloud.
Category: Data Aggregation
Location: New York, NY
GigaSpaces is building on its in-memory computing and operational data store technologies to offer one of the market’s first Digital Integration Hub (DIH), an out-of-the-box solution that simplifies organizations’ digital transformation, while drastically lowering legacy systems’ TCO. Whether you need to accelerate one application with cache, or modernize your entire architecture with a Digital Integration Hub, the GigaSpaces in-memory data platform can future-proof your investment. Never before has it been this straightforward to accelerate API-powered digital applications to transform user engagement, legacy modernization, and “Customer-360” software infrastructure projects. Smart DIH is part of the GigaSpaces Smart suite of products, alongside the award-winning Smart Cache solution.
GigaSpaces offices are located in the U.S., Europe, and Israel with partners such as Capgemini and Cognizant around the globe. Offices serve customers such as Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, CSX, Goldman Sachs, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole, American Airlines, Avanza Bank, Avaya, Frequentis, CLSA, Groupe PSA, and UBS.
14. CData Software
Category: Data Access and Connectivity
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
CData Software is a leading provider of data access and connectivity solutions. It makes it easy for its users to connect, integrate, and automate their enterprise data. CData empowers IT, data professionals, and business users to easily solve data fragmentation challenges and make the most of their data. The company’s standards-based drivers and data integration tools enable real-time access to hundreds of cloud-based or on-premises applications, databases, and web APIs.
Category: Public Data
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Oxylabs is a market-leading proxy and web scraping solution service for large-scale public data gathering, driven by high business standards and innovations. Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, the company’s mission is to make sure that every company, no matter how big or small, has access to the big data that is essential to ensuring success. Oxylabs provides a reliable and stable proxy pool and innovative web scraper APIs that help its customers with market research, ad verification, brand protection, travel fare aggregation, SEO monitoring, pricing intelligence, and more.
As a leading company in the proxy and web scraping industry, Oxylabs ensures that the highest business ethics standards lead all its operations, with core values guiding the company toward achieving its mission. It boasts one of the largest proxy pools in the market, with over 102 million IPs in 195 countries worldwide, as well as industry-standard web, e-commerce, and SERP scraper APIs. The company provides 24/7 support to thousands of global clients with the help of more than 300 experts.
Category: Cloud Data
Location: Boston, MA
Immuta is the universal cloud data access control platform that enables teams to automate access control for any data, on any cloud service, across all computer infrastructure. Founded in 2014, Immuta is a market leader in cloud data access control, providing data engineering and operations teams one universal platform to control access to analytical data sets in the cloud. Its platform integrates seamlessly with infrastructures, allowing consistent and scalable policy enforcement in the cloud, on premise, or with hybrid architectures. Immuta’s solutions are used by industry leaders in finance, healthcare, technology, government, manufacturing, and other sectors, including Atlassian, Mercedes-Benz Group, Aon, and the U.S. Army, among others.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and with offices in Columbus, Ohio and College Park, Maryland, Immuta is driven by over 200 experts and professionals focused on enabling legal and ethical data operations for companies around the world. The company has received many industry awards, including recognition in Fast Company’s 2020 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” and the “DBTA 100 2021: The Companies That Matter Most in Data.”
17. Civis Analytics
Category: Data Science
Location: Chicago, IL
Civis Analytics is a U.S. data science software and consultancy company founded in 2013 by data scientist Dan Wagner and backed by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. After serving as Chief Analytics Officer for President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, Wagner started Civis Analytics in Chicago to help organizations use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage their audiences. With a powerful combination of best-in-class data, cutting-edge software solutions, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis works with leading public and private sector organizations to make data-driven decision-making essential to how they do business.
With nearly 200 dedicated professionals working in a completely remote-first office model, Civis has attracted customers from across the public and private sectors, from media to government to technology, all with a demonstrated need for the infrastructure and insight to transform their data into action. In 2016, the company closed a $22 million Series A funding round led by Drive Capital with participation from Schmidt, Verizon Ventures, and WPP.
Category: Data Management
Location: San Francisco, CA
Data wrangling company Trifacta delivers an intelligent, collaborative, visual data engineering cloud platform to transform data, ensure quality, and automate data pipelines, enabling consumable data at any scale. With universal data connectivity, the company provides flexibility to connect to any data from any source, for any application. Using an AI-assisted, self-service approach, Trifacta users can collaborate to evaluate, correct, and validate data quality, accelerate data transformation, and automate robust data pipelines. Trifacta’s open cloud platform drives increased business value through informed decisions.
Around the world, tens of thousands of users at more than 10,000 companies, including leading brands like Deutsche Boerse, Google, Kaiser Permanente, New York Life, and PepsiCo, are unlocking the potential of their data with Trifacta’s market-leading data engineering cloud platform. Trifacta was named as a leader in the G2 Grid for Data Preparation as well as the top scorer within the Relationship Index, a category that blends metrics which include ease of doing business with, quality of support, and likelihood for recommendation to others. The company was recently acquired by analytics automation company Alteryx for $400 million.
Category: Identity & Data Orchestration
Location: Princeton, NJ
Adstra is a leading provider of innovative marketing data solutions that enable sophisticated multi-channel marketing campaigns for a diverse base of blue-chip clients. Founded in 1978 as ALC, Adstra is built for agility, extensibility, and cost-effectiveness, encompassing first-party data acquisition and enhancement, identity resolution and validation, privacy insights, audience segmentation, and monetization. The company offers a comprehensive suite of portable data and identity solutions for consumers and businesses, easily accessible and enabling faster and more accurate decisions based on economics and value. Its solutions are offered via an all-inclusive subscription-based model that liberates brands to realize the incremental value from their data without worrying about incremental costs.
Adstra is led by a workforce of 175 professionals and experts at its Princeton, New Jersey headquarters and beyond. It was purchased and rebranded in 2018 by CIP Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focused on growth-oriented, middle-market companies across the business information and technology sectors.
20. Anaconda, Inc.
Category: Data Science
Location: Austin, TX
Anaconda, Inc. is the developer of Anaconda, the world’s most popular and trusted Python/R platform for data science, machine learning, and AI. Based in Austin, Texas, Anaconda, Inc. is responsible for pioneering the use of Python for data science, championing its vibrant community, and continuing to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Its enterprise-grade solutions enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and a better world.
The company is driven by a staff of 125 data scientists and professionals who accommodate over 25 million global Anaconda users, helping organizations solve their unique challenges when it comes to operationalizing data science in their environment. Anaconda, Inc. has received the Top Workplaces Award by Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces in multiple years, including 2021, among other accolades.
21. L7 Informatics
Category: Biotechnology Data Intelligence
Location: Austin, TX
L7 Informatics is a provider of software and services that enable digital transformation for scientific research and development, specializing in the biotechnology sector. Based in Austin, Texas, L7 was founded in 2011 as Lab7 Systems, with a mission to revolutionize the scientific process by streamlining process and data management and thereby accelerating precision health across the life sciences, healthcare, and food value-chains. The Enterprise Science Platform (ESP) is a scientific process and data management (SPDM) solution that enables life science and healthcare companies to connect people, processes, and systems to accelerate discoveries and drive precision healthcare.
L7 ESP is a unified, composable, and bimodal platform with a single data fabric that reduces total cost of operations while enabling digital transformation for life sciences and healthcare. This FDA regulatory compliant platform comes with a number of pre-built best-in-class apps, including Sample Management, Inventory, Analysis, Electronic Batch Record (EBR), Dashboards, Data, Intelligence, Environmental Monitoring (EM), and more, and is continuously adding new applications with each release. In order to best serve its clients and partners, including several American universities and research laboratories, the company employs more than 100 dedicated professionals who drive nearly $10 million in revenue annually.
22. Simon Data
Category: Customer Data Platform
Location: New York, NY
Simon Data is the enterprise Customer Data Platform (CDP) that empowers brands to deliver data-driven, personalized customer experiences anywhere. Based in New York City, Simon Data was founded in 2013 by CEO Jason Davis, a former Google engineer, and colleagues Matt Walker, the company’s CTO, and Rhizo co-founder Joshua Neckes.
The company’s signature CDP leverages big data and machine learning to power customer communications in any channel, fully integrating the three most important parts of customer relationship management: listening, thinking, and speaking. It’s a “smart hub” purpose-built to seamlessly blend the science of understanding customers with the act of connecting to them.
A 2020 Gartner Cool Vendor in Multichannel Marketing, Simon works with leading brands like Venmo and ASOS to improve customer experiences and all of the growth metrics that follow. Driven by nearly 150 employees, the company’s other notable clients include JetBlue, TripAdvisor, Equinox, and BarkBox, and its estimated annual revenue is around $18 million.
Category: Life Sciences Data
Location: Bloomington, IL
GENINVO provides software development covering data anonymization, document management, and AI and machine learning for the life science industry. It was formed as an off-shoot of its parent company, a biometric-focused CRO. The company has become the go-to partner for organizations looking to better leverage technology in the life sciences industry. Expertise in life sciences, leading-edge technologies, and software development enables GENINVO to provide innovative and transformative solutions and services to its many sponsors. Its stated mission is to help revolutionize the industry to bring life-changing treatments to patients faster.
In late 2021, GENINVO launched a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Analytics (DSA CoE) with a resolute and diversified team of experts from various life sciences and technology domains. GENINVO’s Scientific community can develop deep learning models to derive image analysis and processing, help in anomaly detection amongst patterns, and develop automated solutions for life sciences. The team has also excelled in creating NLP pipelines powered by deep learning to extract insights from unstructured text, voice, and audio patterns.
Category: Video Image Data
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Innotescus is a collaborative video and image annotation platform built to streamline computer vision development processes via seamless data handling, smart annotation tools, and intuitive collaboration features. Additionally, its data visualization tools and cross-functional collaboration features identify data bias early, improve data accuracy, and enable faster, cost-efficient deployment of high-performance AI. The mission at Innotescus is to enable customers to deploy the most reliable, unbiased computer vision models more expeditiously by demystifying the preparation and analysis of the most challenging machine learning datasets. Demonstrating a clear understanding of the importance of data insight control, the Innotescus team has put together a powerful and intuitive platform to help other researchers, scientists, and organizations who face challenges with data preparation, annotation, and analysis.
June 2021 saw the launch of Innotescus’ image and video annotation platform, which provides an intuitive annotation workspace, comprehensive analytics, and a collaborative environment for teams to produce superior quality training datasets. Shashank Despande, Chris Anderson, and Rob Walsh of Innotescus were honored with the 2021 award for Best Overall Performance in the Data-Centric AI competition.
Category: Supply Chain Analytics
Location: Milpitas, CA
Pluto7 is a technology solutions provider focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence for supply chains. The company’s flagship Planning In A Box offering is a supply chain analytics application for small and mid-sized businesses that sell on Amazon, Shopify, and other online and offline channels. The SaaS uses machine learning to provide highly accurate inventory forecasts. Pluto7’s solutions help customers with demand forecasting, inventory planning and positioning, logistics, track and trace, and marketing spending as well as sales, including tailored 15-point solutions on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. The company’s framework was assembled based on four main pillars: business and domain expertise across various verticals, Internet of Everything framework, big data and machine learning analytics expertise, and cloud-based Platform enablement experience.
Pluto7 is among the top 1% preferred Google Cloud partners for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and supply chain. Among other recognitions, its work innovating for customer AB InBev resulted in its solution winning the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Innovator CPG Award. Pluto7 also ranked as one of the Top 5 Breakthrough Partners of the year in 2018 and was named the Global Data Analytics Specialization Partner of the Year in 2019.