The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2013 (So Far)


Sqrrl

Another big data startup backed by VC firm Atlas Ventures -- and the first to be backed by former Vertica CEO Chris Lynch -- is the Cambridge, Mass.-based Sqrrl.

Sqrrl makes Sqrrl Enterprise, a big data platform for building realtime apps that can analyze structured, semi-structured or unstructured data. According to Sqrrl, the platform can scale elastically to tens of petabytes of data and is meant to help businesses uncover "hidden value" in their data through interactive queries.

Lynch is now a member of the board of directors for Sqqrl.