The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2013


Splice Machine

CEO: Monte Zweben

Splice Machine, led by founder and CEO Monte Zweben, has been developing what it calls the industry's only real-time, SQL-on-Hadoop database that's capable of handling petabytes of data. In October, the company launched a limited release program for the new software and is shooting to make the product generally available sometime this winter.

San Francisco-based Splice Machine is developing the database as an alternative to traditional relational databases, such as Oracle and IBM DB2, for real-time, transactional big data applications. Target customers are organizations that are finding it expensive to scale their commercial relational databases on specialized hardware, as well as those developing new applications that require scaled-out data platforms.