Data is everywhere, streaming in a tremendous flow that has necessitated the rise of specific solutions and technology to handle it. Big data is the term coined by IT folks for this tremendous surge of data. By 2020 the data deluge will increase to 35 trillion gigabytes, flowing in from industrial sensors, internet searches, blogs and social media. Companies evolved software solutions and hardware solutions to handle this deluge and derive meaningful analytics that could serve a variety of purposes in business and government. Some of these companies are top players in big data.