The latest Onalytica ranking of Big Data influencers on Twitter is now available. The top 200 influencers are listed below.

Methodology: We took the tweets for the last 6 months containing the hashtag #BigData and treated mentions of other tweeters as a link to these. This initial network was made up of 150,486 nodes. After removing smaller, isolated components of the network we calculated mathematical PageRank, which is used to rank the list (please note – though there are many companies involved in the debate, they have not been included on this list in order to provide a better picture of who the individual influencers are).

The methodology is different from our previous Big Data ranking which was based on Betweenness Centrality. This methodology weights connectors higher, but we have found that PageRank more effectively highlight the real influencers in the network.

The new entries in the top 200 are more due to people moving from below the 200 water mark to above because they are drawing more attention in the context of Big Data, than due to changes in the methodology.

UPDATE: For the latest version of our Big Data rankings, check out our lists on List.ly:

As always we are keen to hear any feedback you may have.

Change In Rank Rank Twitter Handle Name Twitter Followers
1 @KirkDBorne Kirk Borne 6,643
26 ↑ 2 @jameskobielus James Kobielus 10,624
79 ↑ 3 @timoelliott Timo Elliott 10,768
16 ↑ 4 @BernardMarr Bernard Marr 67,792
2 ↑ 5 @kdnuggets Gregory Piatetsky 14,395
New Entry ★ 6 @ThorOlavsrud Thor Olavsrud 1,083
9 ↑ 7 @philsimon Phil Simon 3,908
57 ↑ 8 @Brian_Eastwood Brian Eastwood 2,420
5 ↓ 9 @rwang0 R Ray Wang 41,075
40 ↑ 10 @NadhanAtHP E.G.Nadhan 621
23 ↑ 11 @mgualtieri Mike Gualtieri 37,263
New Entry ★ 12 @nstevenlucas Steve Lucas 4,152
5 ↑ 13 @Doug_Laney Doug Laney 15,539
15 ↑ 14 @Natasha_D_G Natasha Bishop 1,526
New Entry ★ 15 @DHenschen Doug Henschen 3,078
13 ↓ 16 @mjcavaretta Michael Cavaretta 2,040
7 ↓ 17 @kncukier Kenneth Cukier 3,548
35 ↑ 18 @Viktor_MS V Mayer-Schönberger 1,095
New Entry ★ 19 @Joab_Jackson Joab Jackson 4,418
New Entry ★ 20 @sharon000 Sharon Machlis 2,024
175 ↑ 21 @mchui Michael Chui 3,921
9 ↑ 22 @merv Merv Adrian 11,576
110 ↑ 23 @mjasay Matt Asay 11,896
New Entry ★ 24 @johnkwaters John K. Waters 3,694
126 ↑ 25 @SethGrimes Seth Grimes 8,432
172 ↑ 26 @practicingEA Brian Hopkins 1,628
2 ↓ 27 @bobehayes Bob E. Hayes 1,435
23 ↑ 28 @data_nerd Carla Gentry 10,928
New Entry ★ 29 @SteveLohr Steve Lohr 7,645
85 ↑ 30 @jbertolucci Jeff Bertolucci 1,352
108 ↑ 31 @billfranksga Bill Franks 944
New Entry ★ 32 @vincos Vincenzo Cosenza 16,294
44 ↑ 33 @spoonen Sanjay Poonen 9,135
26 ↑ 34 @PatrickMeier Patrick Meier 13,686
18 ↓ 35 @dhinchcliffe Dion Hinchcliffe 23,116
New Entry ★ 36 @hkisker Holger Kisker 1,933
New Entry ★ 37 @bakercom1 Pam Baker 4,884
111 ↑ 38 @edd Edd Dumbill 6,260
96 ↑ 39 @Digitaltonto Greg Satell 6,947
153 ↑ 40 @andrewbrust Andrew Brust 4,602
20 ↑ 41 @jilldyche Jill Dyche 6,847
6 ↓ 42 @YvesMulkers Yves Mulkers 12,020
2 ↑ 43 @marcusborba Marcus Borba 5,436
New Entry ★ 44 @erikbryn Erik Brynjolfsson 12,270
New Entry ★ 45 @davidedelman David Edelman 10,587
New Entry ★ 46 @dannyjpalmer Danny Palmer 1,094
142 ↑ 47 @ocdqblog Jim Harris 5,564
New Entry ★ 48 @jhurwitz Judith Hurwitz 8,771
34 ↓ 49 @BigDataGal Lillian Pierson 6,595
4 ↑ 50 @jeffreyfkelly Jeff Kelly 4,861
New Entry ★ 51 @JohndeVoogd John de Voogd 6,694
33 ↑ 52 @jamet123 James Taylor 4,658
New Entry ★ 53 @Claudia_Imhoff Claudia Imhoff 11,035
9 ↑ 54 @MDMGeek Prash Chan 2,667
7 ↑ 55 @BigData_paulz Paul Zikopoulos 2,284
New Entry ★ 56 @fredtrotter Fred Trotter 4,153
22 ↓ 57 @revodavid David Smith 8,312
New Entry ★ 58 @JWVance Jeff Vance 1,367
New Entry ★ 59 @andrejverity Andrej Verity 1,295
New Entry ★ 60 @lisaarthur Lisa Arthur 5,378
20 ↓ 61 @graemeknows J. Graeme Noseworthy 1,440
86 ↑ 62 @BeverlyMacy Beverly Macy 10,151
New Entry ★ 63 @lauriemccabe Laurie McCabe 7,508
New Entry ★ 64 @VanRijmenam Mark van Rijmenam 2,029
New Entry ★ 65 @lisagualtieri Lisa Gualtieri 14,779
7 ↓ 66 @Joseph_Marks_ Joseph Marks 1,190
New Entry ★ 67 @shawnrog Shawn Rogers 7,789
New Entry ★ 68 @ellisbooker Ellis Booker 982
New Entry ★ 69 @rgkirkpatrick Robert Kirkpatrick 2,678
New Entry ★ 70 @chiefmartec Scott Brinker 11,151
New Entry ★ 71 @JulieBrillFTC Julie Brill 1,088
New Entry ★ 72 @BrennerMichael Michael Brenner 31,441
New Entry ★ 73 @govloop Steve Ressler 14,289
New Entry ★ 74 @ValaAfshar Vala Afshar 21,585
2 ↓ 75 @jenstirrup Jen Stirrup 5,223
New Entry ★ 76 @marksmithvr Mark Smith 15,232
New Entry ★ 77 @setlinger Susan Etlinger 6,448
New Entry ★ 78 @mraad Mansour Raad 1,718
New Entry ★ 79 @vijayasankarv Vijay Vijayasankar 3,648
New Entry ★ 80 @John4man John Foreman 7,862
New Entry ★ 81 @NeilRaden Neil Raden 7,112
8 ↓ 82 @Dana_Gardner Dana Gardner 10,101
New Entry ★ 83 @maslett Matt Aslett 4,050
New Entry ★ 84 @dvellante Dave Vellante 4,408
New Entry ★ 85 @tcrawford Tim Crawford 3,364
18 ↑ 86 @nyike Isaac Sacolick 3,121
New Entry ★ 87 @mikeolson Mike Olson 9,845
98 ↑ 88 @Colinstrong Colin Strong 1,246
New Entry ★ 89 @DTurnerBlogs Delaney Turner 2,273
58 ↓ 90 @jburnmurdoch John Burn-Murdoch 2,417
22 ↑ 91 @TheGrok Bryan Eisenberg 34,829
45 ↓ 92 @TheSocialPitt David Pittman 1,165
60 ↓ 93 @eric_kavanagh Eric Kavanagh 25,480
37 ↓ 94 @AliRebaie Ali Rebaie 1,036
New Entry ★ 95 @louleporace Louis Leporace 791
32 ↓ 96 @ITredux Theo Priestley 1,958
New Entry ★ 97 @jasonaverbook Jason Averbook 10,359
New Entry ★ 98 @BarryDevlin Barry Devlin 2,465
New Entry ★ 99 @shaunconnolly Shaun Connolly 603
New Entry ★ 100 @RetailProphet Doug Stephens 10,680
New Entry ★ 101 @TonyCosentinoVR Tony Cosentino 2,964
New Entry ★ 102 @lucadebiase Luca De Biase 52,849
New Entry ★ 103 @aregenberg Alan Regenberg 841
46 ↑ 104 @LoraineLawson Loraine Lawson 1,971
New Entry ★ 105 @prussom Philip Russom 3,770
New Entry ★ 106 @Josh_Bersin Josh Bersin 15,321
New Entry ★ 107 @fhalper Fern Halper 1,098
New Entry ★ 108 @BillRuh_GE Bill Ruh 1,412
New Entry ★ 109 @imbigdata Manish Bhatt 2,599
11 ↑ 110 @bobevansIT Bob Evans 4,279
New Entry ★ 111 @lucatbarone Luca Tancredi Barone 558
New Entry ★ 112 @spangledrongo Nigel Snoad 589
New Entry ★ 113 @InfoMgmtExec Richard R. Lee 747
New Entry ★ 114 @sinanaral Sinan Aral 12,469
12 ↓ 115 @tamaradull Tamara Dull 3,767
New Entry ★ 116 @tweetsinha Amit Sinha 754
New Entry ★ 117 @EricDBrown Eric D. Brown 3,587
New Entry ★ 118 @jfoley09 John Foley 3,068
43 ↑ 119 @acroll Alistair Crowley 12,767
New Entry ★ 120 @ColinJWhite Colin White 3,989
New Entry ★ 121 @smoneill Shane O’Neill 3,749
79 ↓ 122 @juliebhunt Julie Hunt 2,948
New Entry ★ 123 @nicfish Nic Smith 3,172
New Entry ★ 124 @gkm1 George K. Mathew 1,560
New Entry ★ 125 @williammcknight William McKnight 9,947
40 ↓ 126 @jaimefitzgerald Jaime Fitzgerald 5,636
37 ↑ 127 @craigmullins Craig Mullins 2,465
2 ↓ 128 @brunoaziza Bruno Aziza 12,934
New Entry ★ 129 @PaulDunay Paul Dunay 11,826
124 ↓ 130 @BigDataSpeaker Sushil Pramanick 1,833
New Entry ★ 131 @WillmottPaul Paul Willmott 949
41 ↓ 132 @johnlmyers44 John Myers 3,923
109 ↓ 133 @tunvall Fredrik Tunvall 1,324
New Entry ★ 134 @rcalo Ryan Calo 5,613
New Entry ★ 135 @gleonhard Gerd Leonhard 29,005
New Entry ★ 136 @nancykoppdw Nancy Kopp-Hensley 2,276
40 ↑ 137 @DavidLinthicum David Linthicum 16,688
New Entry ★ 138 @jbdezard Jean-Baptiste Dézard 912
New Entry ★ 139 @bigdata Ben Lorica 15,254
New Entry ★ 140 @vmugonline Ernesto Pellegrino 1,279
New Entry ★ 141 @estebanmoro Esteban Moro 1,326
New Entry ★ 142 @FrankBuytendijk Frank Buytendijk 1,050
New Entry ★ 143 @BITechWatch Marly Cho 3,850
New Entry ★ 144 @davidfcarr David F. Carr 1,993
69 ↓ 145 @dr_morton Morten Middelfart 37,508
New Entry ★ 146 @sandy_carter Sandy Carter 24,088
New Entry ★ 147 @DrBonnie360 Bonnie Feldman 836
34 ↓ 148 @simonlporter Simon Porter 4,722
New Entry ★ 149 @Darryl_McDonald Darryl McDonald 3,406
139 ↓ 150 @jg21 Jeremy Geelan 3,257
New Entry ★ 151 @Enderle Rob Enderle 16,178
126 ↓ 152 @MandiBPro Mandi Bishop 4,610
New Entry ★ 153 @pacoid Paco Nathan 1,858
New Entry ★ 154 @HugoSarrazin Hugo Sarrazin 1,801
New Entry ★ 155 @FindChrisTaylor Chris Taylor 900
14 ↓ 156 @HealthcareWen Wen Dombrowski 9,257
New Entry ★ 157 @adsuara Borja Adsuara 5,393
New Entry ★ 158 @christianve Christian Verstraete 2,738
4 ↓ 159 @hlsdk Henrik L. Sørensen 3,108
New Entry ★ 160 @SameerPatel Sameer Patel 10,679
New Entry ★ 161 @BradfordBrown Brad Brown 4,566
New Entry ★ 162 @JamesMaguire James Maguire 1,106
17 ↑ 163 @marcteerlink Marc Teerlink 532
New Entry ★ 164 @Hypatia_LeslieA Leslie Ament 1,248
New Entry ★ 165 @bevelson Boris Evelson 7,658
New Entry ★ 166 @ABridgwater Adrian Bridgwater 6,175
New Entry ★ 167 @bkardon Brian Kardon 12,861
New Entry ★ 168 @PepeCerezo Pepe Cerezo 5,581
New Entry ★ 169 @tpowlas Tammy Powlas 3,326
New Entry ★ 170 @petervan Peter Vander Auwera 4,412
New Entry ★ 171 @MarkBonchek Mark Bonchek 1,096
New Entry ★ 172 @slfisher Sharon Fisher 1,718
New Entry ★ 173 @WyattKash Wyatt Kash 1,735
New Entry ★ 174 @David_MSullivan David Sullivan 678
New Entry ★ 175 @rjwissin Rebecca Wissinger 4,043
New Entry ★ 176 @datagenius Krish Krishnan 3,127
New Entry ★ 177 @ronbodkin Ron Bodkin 748
New Entry ★ 178 @Guille_Mas Guillermo Mas 1,882
New Entry ★ 179 @digitalarun Arun Sundararajan 6,788
New Entry ★ 180 @sorayapa Soraya Paniagua 3,743
115 ↓ 181 @DavidAmerland David Amerland 8,852
New Entry ★ 182 @etamb Eric Tamblyn 1,318
New Entry ★ 183 @applebyj John Appleby 4,527
New Entry ★ 184 @ajbowles Adrian Bowles 1,626
New Entry ★ 185 @rsallam Rita Sallam 1,113
New Entry ★ 186 @mphnyc Michael Hiskey 580
New Entry ★ 187 @idin77 Ahmad Fadzidin Arsh 1,786
New Entry ★ 188 @robinbloor Robin Bloor 30,713
35 ↓ 189 @tinagroves Tina Groves 693
New Entry ★ 190 @kimdossey Kim Dossey 9,259
New Entry ★ 191 @BobViolino Bob Violino 9,776
New Entry ★ 192 @richardwinter Richard Winter 1,927
154 ↓ 193 @jahendler James A. Hendler 3,919
New Entry ★ 194 @VishalTx Vishal Kumar 7,135
New Entry ★ 195 @Marsee Marsee Henon 2,483
13 ↓ 196 @Bilafer Kurt J. Bilafer 2,346
New Entry ★ 197 @StacyLeidwinger Stacy Leidwinger 733
New Entry ★ 198 @mgershoff Matt Gershoff 641
101 ↓ 199 @TonyBaer Tony Baer 4,362
21 ↓ 200 @Charly_BG Carlos Barranco 3,004

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