The 10 Coolest Startups of 2014 (So Far)

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Databricks Cloud

CEO: Ion Stoica

Big data managed-service company Databricks Cloud has built a platform to helps users "get started with big data in seconds." The platform is 100 percent open source, based on Apache Spark, which Databricks Cloud founders helped create. Through the platform, users have plenty of options to explore their data using SQL, Python, Java or Scala. From there, users can analyze, visualize and put data into production, in what the company calls a "one-stop shop" for big data. While the product was just launched on June 30, the company has been making moves in the market, signing a partnership with SAP and pulling in $33 million in Series B venture capital funding.

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