SIIA today announced that two cutting edge companies in the Big Data industries have been recognized with 2014 NextGen Awards. Quarrio and Junyo are recognized for innovation and game-changing big data solutions.
SIIA’s NextGen program provides exposure to early-stage companies delivering game-changing solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to 6 verticals: Mobile, Social, Big Data, Security, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Nominating companies were judged by a group of industry experts who determined the Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and overall NexGen winner of the category.
The 2014 NextGen Award Winners for Big Data are:
- Overall Winner & Most Disruptive: Quarrio
Quarrio is a SaaS service, launching initially for Salesforce.com that provides conversational analytics for sales. By developing a natural language analytics platform, Quarrio enables the average business user to do advanced reporting and analytics without learning any new skills. Just type a question in ordinary English and the system answers in plain English with auto-generating graphs and charts (e.g. “which opportunities have not been called in the past 25 days”).
- Most Innovative: Junyo
Junyo is using big data to improve learning in K-12 education. We operate multiple business units, including Junyo Streams, a teacher classroom tool that organizes and curates student educational materials and provides personalized learning insights; EdLights, a market-intelligence platform for K-12 publishers and suppliers; and Junyo Platform, global API services for securely managing and analyzing education data. Our ultimate goal is to improve learning outcomes by fostering an environment where every student has a path to success that is concrete, engaging and attainable.
NextGen winners in mobile and social & collaboration were announced earlier this year. NextGen winners in security, healthcare and financial services will be announced on a progressive basis throughout 2014.
Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the Software team on Twitter at@SIIASoftware.