It’s one thing to come through on an established technology, technique or service. It’s another to create them yourself. These are the companies and organizations that determine what we consider important every year for the SD Times 100.

  • Amazon
  • Apache Software Foundation
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Hortonworks
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • World Wide Web Consortium

What good is an app if a user doesn’t want to interact with it, or even look at it? An underrated quality in software development, user experience is where a well-built application can fail in the eyes of the market. These companies, though, can help prevent that from happening to your app, with tools and technologies that can win a user’s attention (and appreciation).

  • Adobe Systems
  • ComponentOne
  • DevExpress
  • Dundas Data
  • InfoSoft Global
  • Infragistics
  • LEAD Technologies
  • Magic Software
  • Software FX
  • Syncfusion
  • Telerik
  • TX Text Control
  • Xceed

Security remains a hot-button issue, and nobody wants to be the subject of the next sorry headline about a breach or a hack. Even under constant threat, these companies continue to work on security products to stay ahead of the bugs, exploits and malware that lurk.

  • Black Duck
  • Compuware
  • Coverity
  • Neotys
  • New Relic
  • Parasoft
  • Perfecto Mobile
  • uTest
  • Veracode
  • Zephyr

Mobile is still ubiquitous, and every company seemingly needs a presence on devices. These companies help developers port their apps to mobile without sacrificing quality.

  • Apple
  • appMobi
  • Google
  • Sencha
  • Telerik
  • Xamarin

With cycles seemingly getting shorter and shorter, developers need tools that help them hit release dates without compromising. With speed in mind, these companies keep developers on track, no matter how fast they need to go.

  • Atlassian
  • Docker
  • Electric Cloud
  • Git
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Jenkins
  • LeanKit
  • LLVM
  • Opscode
  • Perforce
  • Puppet Labs

Data is still the most important part of software projects, and managing data structures is just as important. These companies are creating the integrations that best receive and utilize that data.

  • Azul Systems
  • Couchbase
  • Embarcadero
  • FatCloud
  • IBM
  • InterSystems
  • Melissa Data
  • Microsoft
  • Neo Technology
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Progress
  • ScaleOut

With cloud firmly established, the focus has shifted on making sure users’ data is both secure and accessible. These companies are continuing to provide solutions that keep data online and available.

  • Amazon
  • Citrix
  • CloudBees
  • Engine Yard
  • GitHub
  • Gizmox
  • Google
  • OpenStack
  • Skytap
  • VMware

Frameworks help you build your applications well, but a well-built application means nothing if it can’t connect to and exchange information with other systems. These companies help you create and share applications that your customers are looking for.

  • Accusoft
  • Amazon
  • Amyuni
  • Aspose
  • Atalasoft
  • Digia
  • Google
  • Isomorphic
  • JNBridge
  • Moovweb
  • /n software
  • Node.js
  • Red Hat
  • SpreadsheetGear

Big Data has hit it big. Every company that has reams of data is looking for ways to effectively store, retrieve and interpret it all. Fortunately these vendors are working on handling this otherwise daunting task, making the mountain of Big Data look like a much more manageable molehill.

  • Apache Hadoop
  • Cloudera
  • Concurrent
  • DataStax
  • Hortonworks
  • MongoDB (10gen)
  • Pentaho
  • Splunk
  • Talend
  • Zettaset

Application life-cycle management, which now covers agile, product-line management and performance tracking, needs sound methods and coupled with up-to-date tools and platforms. These companies helped developers stick to the plan and avoid falling behind.

  • Altova
  • Codenvy
  • CollabNet
  • IBM
  • Kovair
  • Microsoft
  • Rally
  • Rommana
  • Seapine
  • Serena
  • Sparx Systems
  • Stackify
  • TechExcel
  • VersionOne
  • XebiaLabs
  • ZeroTurnaround


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