Data Analytics

Industry Sector: Data Analytics

Partnered with the support of cloud computing, information technology and the demand of a diverse customer base place Fairfax County on the cutting edge of the technology ecosystem.

Analytic technologies and rapidly-expanding big data analytics enable public- and private-sector enterprises to store and quickly extract value from large and complex information sets via data capture, discovery, analysis and visualization. Many companies performing these activities are headquartered or have major operations in Fairfax County.

Financial services, healthcare, software and information technology, communications, consumer markets, energy and utilities are leading private-sector and vertical markets for big data and analytics spending. Fairfax County companies and non-profits developing and applying big data technologies in these verticals include: Capital One, Carfax, Freddie Mac, Hilton Worldwide, Inova Health System, MicroStrategy, MITRE Corporation, Noblis, Orchestro and Volkswagen of America.

Other market leaders and innovators with operations in Fairfax County include: Amazon Web Services, BITAM, Compuware, Clarabridge, Novetta, Informatica, Logi Analytics, SoftwareAG and Splunk.

The U.S. federal government is one of the largest users and producers of data in the world.  The Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, technology and service agencies (NASA, Department of Energy, NOAA) and the Department of Health and Human Services are leading purchasers.

Fairfax County has the skilled workforce to support data analytics and rapid expansion at all levels. In fact, the Washington, D.C., region leads the nation in the number of research scientists, operation research analysts, statisticians and computer/informational software developers. Fairfax County’s concentration of computer and mathematical occupation workers is nearly double the national average.

Driven by the increasing demands of the Internet of Things, mobile applications, social networking, digital marketing and other projects that require secure, on-line data storage and analysis, Fairfax County will continue to see rapid growth and opportunity for companies in this sector.