San Mateo, Calif.
CEO: Stefan Groschupf
The amount of data generated and stored by businesses is doubling every three years. Throw in the fact that data is a mix of structured and unstructured information, often scattered across disparate IT systems, and you have a serious challenge for any company with a business intelligence project. The Datameer Analytics Solution from startup Datameer, founded in 2009, combines Apache Hadoop with a spreadsheet interface that helps business users run analytics against very large data sets -- for structured and unstructured data from multiple sources -- with no programming. While analyzing big data used to be a big-company problem, Datameer makes a compelling point: Small and midsize companies now face similar challenges given that the low cost of commodity storage makes collecting huge volumes of data economically feasible.