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Big Data Portfolio April 12, 2013

Posted by stewsutton in Cloud Computing, Economics, Financial, Information Technology, Investment.
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Currently assembling a “big data” portfolio of companies that are invested in technology and services for the processing and storage of “big data” OR using digital information directly in the formation of manufactured goods.  All of the usual suspects from Amazon, to Google will be in the mix, and there are the storage companies like Western Digital, but there are others like IBM which bring the processing technology of Watson and the commitment to investing in high-performance flash storage within their enterprise systems.  For the use of digital information there are companies that are vested in the growth of 3D printing with multiple materials.  It’s an interesting cross-section of technology companies that can continue to be a significant component of the information economy.  So here is the list of companies thus far.

Company Ticker What do they sell? 52 Week Range
3D Systems DDD The Company through subsidiaries designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services rapid 3-D printing, prototyping and manufacturing systems and related products and materials. Website: http://www.3dsystems.com/ $15.40 – $47.99
Western Digital Corp. WDC Western Digital Corp. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells hard drives for data storage. Website: http://www.westerndigital.com/ $28.31 – $53.75
Stratasys SSYS Stratasys develops, manufactures, and sells 3-D printers that create physical models from computerized designs. Website: http://www.stratasys.com/ $34.50 – $92.30
Corning GLW Corning makes specialty glass and ceramics that are used in everything from flat-screen TVs to optical fiber to biosensors for drug research. Website: http://www.corning.com/ $10.62 – $14.58
Gartner IT A research & advisory firm that helps executives use technology to build, guide & grow their enterprises. The Company offers independent & objective research & analysis on the information technology, computer hardware, software, communications etc. Website: http://www.gartner.com/ $39.50 – $57.61
Teradata TDC Provide data warehousing services Website: http://www.teradata.com/ $50.40 – $80.97
Google GOOG So dominant it’s a verb, Google is the leading internet search provider and uses its proprietary algorithms to offer targeted advertising. Website: http://www.google.com/ $556.52 – $844.00
Oracle Corp. ORCL The Company develops, manufactures, markets, distributes and services database, middleware and applications software that helps organizations manage and grow their businesses. Website: http://www.oracle.com/ $25.33 – $36.43
Amazon AMZN Once simply an online purveyor of books, Amazon.com has become a marketplace for just about anything you’d want to buy. Website: http://www.amazon.com/ $183.65 – $284.72
Apple AAPL From iPods to iPhones to MacBooks, Apple uses its “think different” approach to reframe computing, communication, and more. Website: http://www.apple.com/ $419.00 – $705.07
Nvidia NVDA The company deals in world-wide programmable graphics processor technologies. Its major product-line operating segments are: graphics processing units, media and communications processors, handheld and consumer electronics. Website: http://www.nvidia.com/ $11.15 – $15.22