The Coolest Business Analytics Companies Of The 2021 Big Data 100

They’re All Business

Business analysis and data visualization software are critical components of the big data technology stack. They are the tools that business analysts and information workers use to gain understanding and insight from the increasingly huge volumes of data assets businesses are generating today and to share that knowledge throughout an organization.

The global business intelligence and analytics software market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 percent from $23.9 billion in 2020 to $33.8 billion in 2026, according to market researcher Valuates.

As part of the 2021 Big Data 100, we’ve put together a list of business analytics software companies—from well-established vendors to those in startup mode—that solution providers should be aware of.

These vendors offer everything from self-service reporting and data visualization tools for nontechnical managers and business users to sophisticated business

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Inspirational Quotes: Elgin Baylor, Frida Kahlo, Charlie Munger And Others

Read inspirational quotes about pushing through difficulty, looking for opportunities and striving to accomplish more.


Inspirational Quotes: Elgin Baylor On Effort

Every time you compete, try harder to improve on your last performance. Give nothing short of your very best effort.
Elgin Baylor, basketball star

Frida Kahlo On Perseverance

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
Frida Kahlo, artist

Charlie Munger On Timing

I think the record shows the advantage of a peculiar mindset — not seeking action for its own sake, but instead combining extreme patience with extreme decisiveness.
Charlie Munger, investor, vice chairman, Berkshire Hathaway

Yo-Yo Ma On Passion

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.
Yo-Yo Ma, cellist

Inspirational Quotes: Alexander Lucia On Leadership

Truly great leaders spend as much time collecting

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World-traveling Villager turns to yoga after jam-packed career in ‘star’ business

When Villager Gianna Ragona-Suarez visited her favorite café on Rome’s Via Veneto a couple of years ago before the COVID-19 pandemic, she lamented at how different it was from the “old days.”

The waiter asked, “What can I get you?”

Gianna launched into a conversation about “Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sitting to the right, and Paul Newman over there, and…”

“What can I get you?” asked the bored waiter again.

“He didn’t care at all about how it used to be,” she laughs. “He just wanted my drink order.”

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Gianna Ragona-Suarez, left, with her daughter Celine, son-in-law Pablo and grandchildren Manu and Niko near Catania in Sicily in 2019. The Mediterranean beach in the background is made of the lava flow from nearby Mount Etna.

Gianna started off in the “star” business doing bit roles in films being shot in Rome. Then she began designing clothing for popular music

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RCCC Small Business Center partners on ’53 Ideas Pitch Competition’ | Education

“Businesses start with great ideas, and we want to be part of efforts to provide resources, nurture and grow those ideas so that our community will thrive,” said Megan Smit, Rowan-Cabarrus Small Business Center director.

The “53 Ideas Pitch Competition” is an open call for business ideas from residents across the region. Individuals will have 53 seconds to pitch their idea in the form of a video submission that can be uploaded to For open, inclusive access, if someone has an idea but does not have the technology to submit an entry, he or she can visit a local small business center to access a computer to enter the competition.

Judges will review the submissions and select the top 53 pitches. Top entrants will receive a $50 award, as well as the opportunity to advance in the competition. Training and coaching on pitching, financing, forecasting, and general business

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