CEO: Kishore Gopalakrishna
StarTree is betting on the merits of user-facing analytics and expanding the types of people who can access and act on real-time data.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company landed a $24 million Series A funding round, announced in May, to commercialize its cloud analytics-as-a-service platform built around Apache Pinot, a real-time distributed online analytical processing (OLAP) data store designed to answer OLAP queries with low latency. The data store can ingest from batch data sources such as Hadoop HDFS, Amazon S3, Azure ADLS and Google Cloud Storage, and stream data sources such as Apache Kafka. The company is designing its SaaS product for analysts, data scientists and developers to build enterprise applications and business intelligence systems.
StarTree’s founders are the creators of Apache Pinot who built and operated the platform at LinkedIn — where it powers more than 50 products — and Uber. The company says Apache Pinot also has been proven at scale by Stripe, Walmart, Weibo, WePay and other companies.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bain Capital Ventures and Menlo Park, Calif.-based GGV Capital led StarTree’s funding round with investment from existing investor CRV, also based in Palo Alto.
StarTree’s founding team also includes engineering leaders who developed Apache Helix and other open-source projects, including ThirdEye, Espresso and Samza.