Big Data 100: Business Analytics


Platfora

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Ben Werther

Platfora offers a big data analytics toolset that's native to the Hadoop platform, allowing users to directly analyze data in Hadoop without the need to build a separate data warehouse system. The software is offered for on-premise deployments or as a cloud service.

This month the San Mateo, Calif.-based company, founded in 2011, debuted a release of its software with a new programmatic query access for data scientists, and enhanced data visualization and discovery capabilities for line-of-business users.