The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2014
Co-Founder and CEO: Andy Palmer
One problem with big data is that, well, there's just so much of it, usually from many different sources. Oh, and it's constantly changing.
Tamr's software utilizes machine-learning technology to create a single view across all those sources, providing a business with a complete inventory of its data assets and finding connections among disparate data sets. The company's technology grew out of initial research at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Database luminary Michael Stonebraker, along with industry veterans Andy Palmer and Ihab Ilyas, founded Tamr in 2013 and formally launched the company in May of this year. At the same time the Cambridge, Mass.-based company raised $16 million in venture financing.