Big Data Buzz



You want to stay one step ahead of the other guy. When someone asks you what's new, you can't say "The Cloud" anymore — that's the old new. The new new is Big Data. It's a perfect answer to the "what's new" question because most likely the person who asked you the "what's new" question doesn't want to show that he has no idea what you're talking about and he'll think you're a genius. — especially if you're coming from a world where data was mostly small. The 2011 prize for out buzz wording the other guy should go to EMC whose user conference was subtitled "Cloud meets Big Data" which made for interesting theme logo designs but not much in the way of content on this particular intersection. We work in an industry that loves its buzzwords so thank goodness we've got a new one. Jumping right onto the Big Data bandwagon we've assembled our initial list of venture backed startups addressing Big Data infrastructure. It's interesting that this category is already up to the $100 Million investment level with Cloudera topping the list with almost one third of the total. If you think we've missed your favorite Big Data startup send us a note: jkatsaros@irg-intl.com

 Our List of Interesting Big Data Infrastructure Startups

Company

 

Investment

 

Investors

 

Location

 

BackType

$1.32M

YCombinator, True Ventures, lowercase, Freestyle

San Francisco, CA

Cloudera

$36M

Greylock, Meritech Capital, Accel

Palo Alto, CA

DataStax

$2.7M

Lightspeed, Sequoia, Rackspace

Burlingame, CA

Datameer

$11.75M

Kleiner Perkins, Redpoint

San Mateo, CA

HStreaming

 

 

Chicago, IL

Karmasphere

$5M

Hummer, Winblad, USVP

Campbell, CA

Kitenga

 

 

Santa Clara, CA

MapR Technologies

$9M

Lightspeed, NEA

San Jose, CA

Pentaho

$32M

Benchmark

Orlando, FL

StackIQ

$3M

Antham, Avalon

La Jolla, CA

Total Investment

$99.45M+

 

 


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