Top ten rainmakers in Cloud Computing

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Top ten rainmakers in Cloud Computing

The sun's been out for two consecutive days now. So it can't be long before there's a hosepipe ban. In recognition of this coming water crisis, here's a list of the top ten rainmakers in cloud computing.

Benguela - Which is entering The Cloud in stealth mode, a startup company founded by Amazon EC2 veterans
Cloudant - MapReduce based data management with analytics and search
Cloudswitch - Makes enterprise cloud adoption easy by solving key problems
Datameer - The Big Data power of Hadoop made accessible through a spreadsheet interface
Greenqloud - Provider of completely carbon neutral cloud provider
GridCentric - Turns your compute farm into a high-performance, private cloud in seconds
nephosity - Allows non programmers to allocate tasks and workflows on the cloud
Northscale - Provide a simple, fast, schema-free mechanism for storing data objects
Riptano - Apache Cassandra (Facebook's data layer) management software and services
SolidFire - Next-generation block-based storage platform for cloud computing providers and big enterprises
Zettar Inc - Create secure private storage cloud using commodity storage assets

This was first published in April 2011

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