Companies have a growing need for tools to help them store, analyze, and manage massive amounts of data. Business Insider asked venture capitalists to name the top startups in the big data space — including ones that they have no relationship to — and why they think the company will boom in 2020. Here are the 29 startups they named, plus how much they've raised. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Data operations and data engineering have taken off, investors say. Companies are increasingly collecting vast swathes of data, though it's often fragmented across the silos of their business.