Top 8 Big Data Companies for the Oil and Gas Sector

The Oil and Gas sector needs big data solutions to improve operational efficiency in areas such as exploration, production operations, drilling, refining, and logistics.

According to TechNavio, The Global Big Data Market in the Oil and Gas Sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 56.45 percent from 2014-2018.

The market includes large vendors providing big data solutions across sectors. In addition, there are several small pure-play vendors who provide specialized offerings such as cloud-based big data solutions and advanced analytics.

Big Data Market Leaders

TechNavio analysts have highlighted the top eight companies operating in The Global Big Data Market in the Oil and Gas sector:


“The major offerings of HP include PCs, imaging and printing devices, enterprise IT infrastructure solutions, and related services. It also provides outsourcing services, technology support and maintenance, and consulting services, among others.

The company designs its solutions to provide its customers with solid foundations particularly in the areas of security, cloud, mobility, and big data by leveraging the diversity of its offerings and the strength and capabilities of its individual business units.”


“Hitachi is a Japanese company that primarily engages in the design and manufacturing of a wide range of products. It operates in 10 segments: Information and Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure and Industrial Systems, High Functional Materials and Components, Electronic Systems and Equipment, Automotive Systems, Digital Media and Consumer Products, Power Systems, Construction Machinery, Financial Services, and Logistics.

The company has a strong R&D background. Its R&D sector focuses on the innovation of novel products and technologies, and improving the efficiency and performance of its existing product portfolio.”


“IBM is one of the largest vendors in the Global Big Data Services market. The company offers various types of hardware, software, consulting, and infrastructure services. Its offerings find applications in various sectors such as Aerospace and Defense, Banking, Consumer Products, Electronics, Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Retail, Education, and Government.

IBM’s R&D operations differentiate it from its competitors. It annually invests about US$6 billion in R&D activities. The company conducts its research works with clients and business units through 12 global labs.”


“Oracle is the world’s leading company in providing software solutions including data warehouse, marketing automation, embedded database, and human capital management. Its customers include the world’s top 20 airline, automotive, insurance, pharmaceuticals, utility, banking, and high-tech companies. According to Forbes, it is the world’s 13th most valuable brand (as of May 2014).

The company operates in three business segments: Software, Hardware Systems, and Services. The Software segment offers new software licenses and updates, cloud software subscriptions, product support, and other software solutions built on standards-based architecture that supports a wide variety of operating systems including Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Third Party UNIX, and Microsoft Windows.”


“Cloudera Inc. is an American-based software company that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers.

Cloudera’s open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), targets enterprise-class deployments of that technology. Cloudera supports various Apache-licensed open source projects (Apache Hive, Apache Avro, Apache HBase, and so on) that combine to form the Hadoop platform. Cloudera is also a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.”


“EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing.

Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.  EMC is supported by thousands of technical R&D employees around the globe, the industry’s broadest portfolio of systems, software, and services, our ability to create total integrated solutions, and our commitment to delivering the best Total Customer Experience in this or any industry.”

MapR Technologies

“MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop.

MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, Google and HP are part of the broad MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. MapR is based in San Jose, CA.”


“Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with locations in more than 130 countries, SAP SE is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services. SAP is at the center of today’s technology revolution, developing innovations that not only help our customers run at their best, but also improve the lives of people everywhere.

As the market leader in enterprise application software, we help organizations of all sizes and industries combat the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 263,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.”