“We firmly believe the next 10 years will be the decade of data.” –a16z
Last week Andreesen Horowitz (a16z) released their inaugural Data50 awards, a list of the world’s top data startups, and we were ecstatic to have been included as a bellwether startup in the category of ELT & Orchestration.
“The business of managing data has already become one of the fastest growing areas of infrastructure, estimated to be worth over $70B and accounts for over one-fifth of all enterprise infrastructure spend in 2021,” says a16z. And while there are major players making huge waves across the enterprise market (Snowflake, for example), there are also many “movers and shakers—the next generation of category-defining companies.
While we’re thrilled to be included, it’s great to see so many companies we are partnered with also on the list.
Eight of our partner companies were honored: dbt, Airbyte, Fivetran, Databricks, Firebolt, Census, Coiled, and Monte Carlo. Each of these partners have products that are heavily used and loved by our thousands of users, and each is a company we’re proud to stand alongside and excited to work with to make data teams even more efficient and effective.
The landscape of Big Data is changing every day, and growing more vital to the success of business across industries. In the words of a16z, “From providing pulse checks that are foundational to business operations to intelligently automating daily tasks through machine learning, data has become the central nervous system for decision-making in organizations of all sizes. Moreover, the use of data now reaches well beyond data scientists, data analysts, and data engineers—everyone is a data producer and consumer.”
It’s an exciting time to be part of the data community, and we’re more committed than ever to our mission of eliminating negative engineering and helping you love your workflows again. We proved it last week with Launch Week, when we introduced a whole week’s worth of new initiatives including Prefect 2.0 and Cloud 2.0, as well as our SOC2 Type II certification and Customer Success Recipes, and we’re not stopping there. Together with our valued partners, we plan to continue growing and innovating at the forefront of the data industry—and we’re delighted to have your support. As a company rooted in open source, we couldn’t do anything we do without our amazing community; we dedicate this award to all of you!