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12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors

These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.
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The current frenzy around "big data" appliances -- combining storage, processing, database and analytics into a single, high-performance system -- was pioneered a decade ago by a startup, Netezza, which today counts hundreds of enterprise customers, including Nationwide, Neiman Marcus and NYSE Euronext. IBM further validated that market last week with its bid to acquire Netezza for $1.7 billion, positioning itself mainly against Oracle, Teradata and HP.

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