Software and digital professionals are used to massive amounts of real-time data coming at us from all angles. We’re also keenly aware of how important it is to turn data lakes into readable, actionable insights that can fuel future business decisions.

IIA Director of Research Tom Davenport interviewed 50+ businesses and found the most common uses of big data are cost reduction, faster decision making, and innovation of new products or services. There is an obvious incentive for high impact enterprise data wrangling. That’s why it’s imperative that you pick the absolute best big data processing and analytics tool for your unique situation.

Deciding “how” and “with what” to navigate your complex data optimization is tough. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of advanced analytics solutions that can be leveraged to spin your data sources into strategy gold, so to speak.