Redwood City, Calif.
CEO: Christian Gheorghe
Founded in 2010, Tidemark Systems targets applications in consumer products, manufacturing, retail and high-tech companies. In January, the company secured $24 million in third-round funding from venture capitalists and PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield. The company develops what it calls the first enterprise performance management platform and applications built for cloud computing. Big data comes into the picture because the Tidemark EPM application system is built on Cloudera's distribution of Hadoop, allowing it to extract value from massive volumes of complex data.