Year 2012 round up Quiz : Identify these newsmakers

As year 2012 is winding up, a pop quiz for a few newsmakers in Hadoop ecosystem this year. There is no particular preference for listing these 5 only over here in this edition;  just a sense of direction that the products from these newsmakers are going to make a lot of good business sense in the next 2 years.

If you can recognize them, send in your answers by Friday, 14th December. Answers to be published as update to this post on Monday, 17th December.
Entries closed now; answers below


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Newsmakers Quiz

Image clues above; questions below


Correct response from: Gaurav Bhasin


As may have been apparent from questions above, the Key major trends observed through the year 2012. These trends will gain further momentum in 2013 and shape up the future solutions:

1) Real Time Hadoop 
2) Data visualization
3) Hadoop for the Enterprise



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Image 1 source: Wired.com; rest of the images from their respective company web sites