2015 Big Data 100: The Emerging Big Data Vendors

Big Data Emerging Vendors

Businesses continue to struggle with exploding volumes of data, not just manage it to keep IT systems from being overwhelmed, but to find ways of deriving value from all that data and somehow use it for competitive advantage.

While established IT vendors such as Microsoft, SAP and Hewlett-Packard are players in the big data space, perhaps no other segment of the IT industry has been as driven by startup companies as has the big data arena. Hardly a week goes by without a new company offering a new Hadoop-related technology or business analytics application.

The third annual Big Data 100 list identifies vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help business work with big data. Here are 53 emerging vendors, launched since 2009, which are pushing the technology envelope and challenging the established vendors.


Top Executive: CEO Ash Ashutosh

Actifio markets a copy data management platform that eliminates the problem of "data sprawl" across a company by creating a single copy of an organization's production data and making it virtually available for backup, disaster recovery, software development and testing, business analytics and archiving purposes.

In February, Actifio unveiled Actifio One, "business resiliency cloud" technology that runs on the company's copy data virtualization technology, and provides a range of data management and protection capabilities in a single application.


Top Executive: CEO John Dillon

Aerospike develops an open-source NoSQL database for running high-performance applications. The flash-optimized, in-memory database meets ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability) requirements for reliable transaction processing.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company, launched in 2009, tapped Dillon for the CEO job in February. Dillon was a sales executive at Oracle in its early days and was Salesforce.com's CEO from 1999 to 2001. More recently, he was CEO at development technology vendor Engine Yard.


Top Executive: CEO Satyen Sangani

Startup Alation just came out of stealth mode in March, debuting its data-accessibility technology that's designed to help people more easily find, understand, use and govern their data for making faster and better decisions. Early customers include eBay, MarketShare and Inflection.

The Redwood City, Calif.-based company, founded in 2012, also recently scored $9 million in Series A financing -- money the company plans to use to accelerate product development, and expand its sales and marketing efforts.

Alpine Data Labs

Top Executive: President and CEO Joe Otto

Alpine Data Labs offers an advanced, Hadoop-based data analytics platform. In October, the San Francisco-based company launched Alpine Chorus 5.0, a new release of its flagship product, with functionality for overseeing and managing analytics ecosystems and a framework that analysts and data scientists use for integrating technologies such as R and Spark.


Top Executive: CEO Dean Stoecker

Alteryx's software combines structured and unstructured data from multiple sources into one database, uses the data to conduct predictive, spatial and statistical analysis tasks, and then shares the results. The Irvine, Calif.-based company was founded in 2010.

In January, Alteryx debuted Alteryx Analytics 9.5 with new data-blending tools for working with Oracle databases and the Microsoft SQL Server database without the need for time-consuming SQL coding. In October, the company collected $60 million in Series B venture financing, and at the time reported that its customer base had grown 200 percent in the last year.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Raymie Stata

Altiscale is one of several competing startups that provide Hadoop-as-a-Service. The company's Altiscale Data Cloud is an on-demand, pay-as-you-go service based on the Hadoop big data platform.

In February, Altiscale announced that the Apache Spark big data processing engine was available on the Altiscale Data Cloud, and that Kerberos authentication security had been built into the platform.

Stata, formerly the CTO at Yahoo, founded Palo Alto, Calif.-based Altiscale in 2012. In December, the company raised $30 million in Series B funding.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Dave Mariani

Another startup that recently exited stealth mode, San Mateo, Calif.-based AtScale develops the AtScale Intelligence Platform software that allows commonly used business intelligence tools to access data stored in Hadoop clusters.

AtScale, founded in 2013, is aiming to bridge what's become a major stumbling block for many big data projects. While corporate data is increasingly being collected and stored in Hadoop, there are few straightforward ways to access that data with the kinds of reporting and business analytics tools many information workers use today.

BlueData Software

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Kumar Sreekanti

BlueData Software emerged from stealth mode in September, debuting its BlueData EPIC software platform that uses virtualization technology to make it easier, faster and more cost-effective for businesses to leverage big data by deploying Hadoop-as-a-Service in an on-premises model.

The company, founded in 2012 and based in Mountain View, Calif., said its technology makes it possible for businesses of all sizes to quickly build big data systems with cost savings of 50 percent to 75 percent compared to traditional approaches.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Jonathan Gray

Cask is an open-source software company that provides development tools for Hadoop applications and data. The Cask Data Application Platform is used to build, deploy and manage big data applications.

In February, Cask inked a strategic business and technology collaboration agreement with Hadoop distributor Cloudera -- a deal that included a Cloudera equity investment in Cask.

Founded in 2011 as Continuuity, Cask is based in Palo Alto, Calif.

Citus Data

Top Executive: CEO Umur Cubukcu

Citus Data developed CitusDB, a massively parallel columnar database built on PostgreSQL the company said can process petabytes of data in seconds. The company targets both transactional and analytical processing tasks with the software.

Citus Data, founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, released CitusDB 4.0 in March with faster query performance and support for realtime workloads.

ClearStory Data

Top Executive: Founder and CEO Sharmila Mulligan

ClearStory Data's software is designed to make it easier to access internal and external data sources, including corporate databases, Hadoop and the Internet, and use that data to uncover trends and patterns.

ClearStory Data, founded in 2011 and based in Menlo Park, Calif., recently enhanced its cloud-based Intelligent Data Harmonization engine for analysts and business users. The company has more tightly integrated its software with the Apache Spark in-memory analytics engine.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Jay Kreps

Startup Confluent is developing a commercial streaming data platform based on Apache Kafka, the Apache Software Foundation's open-source message broker software.

Kreps, along with Confluent co-founders Neha Narkhede and Jun Rao, were instrumental in Kafka's development before moving on to build the data infrastructure at LinkedIn. The trio left in November to start Mountain View, Calif.-based Confluent and raised $6.9 million in seed funding.

Continuum Analytics

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Travis Oliphant

Continuum Analytics, founded in 2011, develops data analytics software based on the Python programming language. In October, the Austin, Texas-based company said its Anaconda Server would move to the Hadoop and Spark infrastructures. A few weeks earlier, the company debuted Anaconda 2.1, a new release of the company's flagship technology.


Top Executive: President and CEO Bob Wiederhold

Couchbase competes in the crowded "alternative database" arena against the likes of MongoDB and Cassandra with its Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile products, based on open-source, distributed, document-oriented NoSQL database technology that supports massive data volumes in real time.

The company launched Couchbase Server 4.0 in March with multidimensional scaling that the company said boosts performance by independently assigning and scaling index, query and data services to specific servers.

Couchbase was founded in 2011 and is based in Mountain View, Calif.


Top Executive: CEO Ion Stoica

Databricks was founded in 2013 by the creators of Apache Spark, the open-source, super-fast big data processing engine that turbo-charges Hadoop -- and some industry watchers said could even replace the big data platform.

The San Francisco-based company develops commercial software services around Spark, including the Databricks Cloud end-to-end hosted data platform.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Paula Long

After two years of development, DataGravity last debuted its DataGravity Discover Series of "data-aware" storage appliances that not only help businesses manage their data, but provide search-and-discovery capabilities to help them understand how the data is being used. The company was co-founded by Paula Long and John Joseph, key executives behind storage technology developer EqualLogic.

Founded in 2012 and based in Nashua, N.H., DataGravity raised $50 million in series C financing in December, bringing its total financing to $92 million.


Top Executive: CEO Stefan Groschupf

Founded in 2009 by some of the original contributors to Apache Hadoop, Datameer develops software that helps business users of Hadoop integrate, analyze and visualize large volumes of data.

In February, Datameer launched Datameer Professional, a Hadoop-as-a-Service big data analytics platform specifically designed for departmental deployments. The product complements the San Mateo, Calif.-based company's on-premise Datameer Enterprise offering.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Sundeep Sanghavi

DataRPM's Smart Machine Insights platform uses machine learning to automatically perform advanced statistical analysis on Hadoop -- the only practical way to approach analytics across large data sets, according to the company.

DataRPM was founded in 2012 and is based in Fairfax, Va. In February, the company announced version 8.0 of its software, a release that runs natively within Hadoop. In January, Cloudera co-founder and CTO Amr Awadallah invested in DataRPM and joined the company as a "super adviser."


Top Executive: CEO Billy Bosworth

Santa Clara, Calif.-based DataStax developed a massively scalable data platform based on Apache Cassandra, the open-source distributed database for storing and managing huge amounts of data across multiple data centers and the cloud.

In April, DataStax said it had grown its customer base to more than 500 enterprise customers worldwide, including Netflix, Target, Comcast and ING. The company was founded in 2010.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Phu Hoang

DataTorrent develops its DataTorrent RTS realtime stream processing system, based on Hadoop 2.0, that businesses use to process, monitor, analyze and act on big data instantly.

Founded in 2012 and based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataTorrent in April raised $15 million in Series B financing, bringing its total funding to $23.8 million.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Josh James

Domo has officially been in stealth mode since its 2010 start. But in April, the company debuted its cloud-based executive management system that provides business managers with access to information scattered across many disparate sources through a single dashboard.

On the same day of its launch, the American Fork, Utah-based company closed on an eye-popping $200 million Series D round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $448 million and putting its market valuation at more than $2 billion. Company founder and CEO Josh James was previously the co-founder and longtime CEO of Omniture.


Top Executive: CEO Nick Mehta

Gainsight develops cloud-based predictive analytics software that's integrated with Salesforce.com's CRM applications to help users scrutinize customer data for customer-retention purposes and identify cross-sell and upsell opportunities.

In February, the Redwood City, Calif. company, founded in 2009, said its revenue increased 357 percent in 2014 and its customer base grew to 150. The company raised $25 million in Series C funding in October 2014.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Puneet Pandit

Glassbeam, founded in 2009, develops Software-as-a-Service applications for machine log data analytics, putting it in a key position in business intelligence in the nascent-but-growing "Internet of Things" market.

In November, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Glassbeam debuted a new release of its Glassbeam SCALAR product that's integrated with the Apache Spark processing engine. It also offered new advanced machine learning capabilities and realtime analytics.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO SriSatish Ambati

H2O, founded in 2011 as Oxdata, develops an open-source, in-memory prediction engine for data scientists and developers. In November, the company changed its name to match that of its flagship product.

In October, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company partnered with Cloudera and Databricks to create Sparkling Water, software that combines the startup's H2O technology with Apache Spark.


Top Executive: CEO Rob Bearden

Hortonworks, launched in 2011, offers the Hortonworks Data Platform, a distribution of Apache Hadoop combined with tools for data management, integration, security, provisioning and other software for enterprise data processing.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hortonworks went public on Dec. 11, 2014, and in February reported that revenue for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31 was $12.7 million.

In April of this year, Hortonworks announced a deal to acquire SequenceIQ and its rapid deployment tools for Hadoop. The same month, the company named Scott Gnau, most recently president of data warehouse technology developer Teradata, as its new chief technology officer.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Fred Shilmover

InsightSquared develops business analytics software for sales and marketing professionals with an emphasis on simplicity and ease-of-use. While the company's software is used by large businesses, the vendor also is winning over small and midsize businesses that often lack the resources to adopt business analytics technology.

InsightSquared, founded in 2010 and based in Cambridge, Mass., raised $13.5 million in Series C financing in November. At the time, the company said its revenue was growing at "well over 100 percent" in 2014.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Ann Johnson

Interana, which just exited stealth mode last fall, develops events-based analytical software that works with clickstream data and other information to help users answer questions about how customers behave and how products are used. The goal is to provide actionable business intelligence for nontechnical users.

Interana, founded in 2013 and based in Menlo Park, Calif., raised $20 million in Series B financing in January.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Eli Singer

Hadoop is generally not an effective platform for running interactive queries, a problem that means businesses still have to run their enterprise data warehouse systems alongside their Hadoop systems to accomplish everyday business intelligence tasks.

JethroData developed an index-based SQL engine for Hadoop, technology that the company said makes interactive business intelligence with Hadoop possible. A public beta of the software was released in late 2014 and on April 7, after two years of development, the company debuted JethroData 1.0, the first generally available release of the product.

The company was found in 2012 and is based in Natanya, Israel.

Looker Data Sciences

Top Executive: CEO Frank Bien

Looker develops a web-based business intelligence platform for data-driven companies. The software uses the company's own LookML data description language that businesses use to build customer data applications that work with Amazon Redshift, Teradata Aster, HP Vertica, Greenplum, Google BigQuery and other big data systems.

Looker founder and current operational adviser Marc Randolph was previously a co-founder of Netflix. Looker, which launched in 2011, recently said it experienced 400 percent growth in 2014 and, as of March, had more than 250 customers. In March, the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based company raised $30 million in Series B financing.

Luminoso Technologies

Top Executive: CEO Catherine Havasi

A spin-out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, Luminoso is a pioneer in the area of text analytics. The company's software is designed to help businesses understand what customers feel about their company or product by analyzing, say, tweets or Facebook postings.

Luminoso, founded in 2010 and based in Cambridge, Mass., raised $6.5 million in Series A funding last July.

MapR Technologies

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO John Schroeder

MapR Technologies competes with Cloudera, Hortonworks and other vendors in the Hadoop arena, building on its distribution of Hadoop and other open-source Apache software to create a complete big data platform for both operational and analytical purposes.

San Jose, Calif.-based MapR Technologies launched MapR Distribution, including Apache Hadoop 4.1 in February, with new asynchronous replication and other capabilities that support realtime applications for globally distributed data.

The company is reportedly considering a late-2015 IPO.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Eric Frenkiel

MemSQL develops an in-memory database that enables businesses to process transactions and perform business analytics simultaneously, using both realtime and historical data, in a single database.

Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, MemSQL began selling its software two years ago. MemSQL's investors include In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment firm that identifies leading-edge technologies that are of interest to the U.S. intelligence community.

Metric Insights

Top Executive: Founder and CEO Marius Moscovici

Metric Insights develops its "push intelligence" technology as an antidote to business intelligence reports and dashboards that make users hunt for information, according to the company. The Metrics Insights software uses a patented "KPI warehouse" to deliver personalized business intelligence, key performance indicators and alerts.

San Francisco-based Metric Insights, founded in 2010, raised $3.8 million in seed funding in March. It won first place at last October's O'Reilly + Hadoop World Startup Showcase.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Gaurav Rewari

Startup Numerify emerged from "stealth mode" in April 2014 and began marketing its IT Enterprise Analytics Platform, a cloud-based analytics application built on ServiceNow's IT management software that collects and analyzes operational and financial data about an organization's IT systems. IT manages the Numerify system to monitor system performance, and make decisions about IT assets and capacity.

In February, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company unveiled enhancements to its Numerify360 for IT system. The company also said that in 2014 it had rapidly grown its ServiceNow customer base and recorded triple-digit revenue growth.


Top Executive: CEO Peter Jensen

ParStream develops a distributed, massively parallel processing columnar database that's designed to analyze and filter billions of records in sub-second time. The company, founded in 2008 and based in Cologne, Germany, has its U.S. headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

More recently, ParStream has been focusing on analytics for the nascent Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena, debuting in March a new release of the ParStream Analytics Platform that's purpose-built to handle the high volumes and velocity of IoT data.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Prakash Nanduri

Paxata develops "self-service adaptive data preparation" software that simplifies the often tedious work of transforming raw data so that it can be analyzed with business analytics tools. The company positions itself as an alternative to the traditional approach of relying on data warehouse systems built and maintained by IT.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Paxata was founded in 2012. In March, the company struck an alliance with government IT solutions provider Carahsoft Technology Corp. through which Carahsoft will bring the Paxata Adaptive Data Preparation platform to government agencies.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Sean Suchter

Startup Pepperdata has developed a realtime cluster optimizer for Hadoop that monitors and controls all hardware usage (CPU, disk I/O, memory and networks). That helps IT departments better manage jobs running on Hadoop and get the most out of their Hadoop deployments.

Founded in 2012 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Pepperdata raised $15 million in Series B financing in April.


Top Executive: CEO Paul Maritz

Pivotal is the big data joint venture between storage giant EMC and VMware. Pivotal's mission is to create software applications that leverage "big and fast data" on a single, cloud-independent platform.

Pivotal's product lineup includes the Greenplum massively parallel processing database, the HAWQ SQL engine for Hadoop and the GemFire in-memory distributed database.

In an unusual step, Pivotal in February announced that it was open-sourcing some of its products, including the Greenplum and GemFire databases and its Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution. That announcement came as part of Pivotal's role in forming the Open Data Platform consortium.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Ben Werther

Platfora offers a big data analytics toolset that's native to the Apache Hadoop platform, allowing users to directly analyze data in Hadoop without the need to build a separate data warehouse system. The software is offered for on-premise deployments or as a cloud service.

In February, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company, founded in 2011, said it recorded 210 percent growth in recurring revenue in 2014. In April, the company debuted Platfora Big Data Analytics for Security, technology that conducts petabyte-scale analysis of data for investigating attacks against IT systems.

Predixion Software

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Simon Arkell

Predixion offers a cloud-based, self-service predictive analytics platform called Predixion Insight that's designed for business analysts and other nontechnical users.

In October, the company released Predixion Insight 4.0, which the company said expands predictive capabilities across a wider variety of production environments, such as applications, databases, data stores, realtime engines, devices and machines.

Founded in 2009, Predixion is based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with development offices in Redmond, Wash.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Ashish Thusoo

Qubole is one of several startups that offer a big data Hadoop-as-a-Service platform. The Qubole Data Service runs on Amazon AWS, the Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure.

In February, Qubole, founded in 2012 and based in Mountain View, Calif., added the Apache Spark processing engine to its QDS platform, broadening the types of workloads that analysts and data scientists can run on QDS.

Before starting Qubole, founders Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma built and ran Facebook's data service and scaled it to more than 25 petabytes. They also created the Apache Hive open-source data warehouse technology.

Rubikloud Technologies

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Kerry Liu

Rubikloud targets the retail industry with its cloud-based, realtime data analytics platform for processing, analyzing and searching continuous streams of data from multiple sources. The goal is marketing optimization, customer optimization, product optimization and pricing optimization.

In January, the Toronto-based company raised $7 million in Series A financing, added to $1.5 million in earlier seed funding. The new financing is being used to build up the core engineering and data science team, and expand marketing operations in North America and China. The company was founded in 2013.


Top Executive: CEO Amir Orad

SiSense offers business intelligence and dashboard applications that business users employ for analyzing and visualizing data collected from multiple sources. The company boasts that everyday business workers can use its products without the need for coding or help from the IT department.

Originally based in Tel Aviv, Israel, SiSense named Orad to be the company's new CEO in February, effectively moving the company's headquarters to New York. Orad succeeded Amit Bendov, who had led the company since its 2010 launch. SiSense tripled its subscription revenue in 2014 for the fourth straight year and Orad's appointment, according to the company, will help maintain that momentum.

In August, the company named Mark Ferretti to be its first channel chief, officially the company's vice president of global alliances and channels.

Snowflake Computing

Top Executive: CEO Bob Muglia

Snowflake Computing officially launched in October, debuting its cloud-based data warehousing services the startup is positioning as a more flexible, easier-to-manage alternative to traditional on-premise data warehouse systems. It's also competing with other cloud data warehouse offerings such as Amazon Web Service's Redshift and Google's Big Query.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, founded in 2012, has gained a lot of visibility because its CEO is former Microsoft and Juniper Networks executive Bob Muglia. The service is currently being used by a number of beta customers and is expected to be generally available by midyear.

Splice Machine

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Monte Zweben

Founded in 2012, Splice Machine developed a full-featured, transactional SQL database on Hadoop that can run operational applications and realtime analytics using Hadoop data. After months of development and beta testing, the company began shipping Release 1.0 of its software in November.

San Francisco-based Splice Machine just announced a partnership with mrc (Michaels, Ross & Cole Ltd.), under which the companies are integrating Splice Machine's Hadoop RDBMS with mrc's m-Power web application development platform, making it easier to build and deploy applications on Hadoop.


Top Executive: CEO Mark Terenzoni

Sqrrl's founders came from the supersecret National Security Agency and helped develop that organization's massive database. The Sqrrl Enterprise database offers column, graph and document store capabilities to power big data applications. The product's real forte is its ability to scale up and provide data security at the cell level.

Sqrrl, founded in 2012 and based in Cambridge, Mass., originally targeted its technology for more general big data analytical applications. But in the last year, the company has focused its technology for detecting and investigating cybersecurity threats.

Sqrrl raised $7 million in Series B funding in February.

Sumo Logic

Top Executive: President and CEO Ramin Sayar

Sumo Logic is directly challenging Splunk, calling itself "the next-generation machine data analytics company." Sumo Logic's software analyzes IT performance data in realtime, providing actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance managers.

Sumo Logic was founded in 2010 and is based in Mountain View, Calif. In December, the company named former Hewlett-Packard and VMware executive Ramin Sayar to be its new CEO, replacing Vance Loiselle, who stepped down for family reasons.


Top Executive: CEO Andy Palmer

You have to love a company that has the stated goal of preventing "schema proliferation." Tamr develops enterprise data unification software that businesses use to integrate diverse, siloed data for business analytics tasks.

Based in Cambridge, Mass., the company was founded in 2013 by database industry veterans Michael Stonebraker and Andy Palmer, the pair who started Vertica Systems. Today Palmer is CEO and Stonebraker is CTO.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Ajeet Singh

Under the mantra "search-based analytics for everyone," ThoughtSpot wants to eliminate the need for complex BI tools. The company's ThoughtSpot Relational Search Appliance combines data from on-premise, cloud and desktop sources and provides users with the ability to access that data with a simple search interface.

ThoughtSpot, founded in 2012 and based in Palo Alto, Calif., launched its appliance product in October 2014. Four months earlier in June, the startup raised $30 million in Series B financing.

Treasure Data

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Hiro Yoshikawa

Treasure Data offers a cloud-based data warehouse (data analytics Platform-as-a-Service) that operates on a subscription model. The idea is to provide sophisticated data warehouse capabilities to businesses without the huge costs and development times associated with on-premise systems.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company was founded in 2011 and launched its service in 2012. In January, the company raised $15 million in Series B financing. The company will use the funds to continue developing its technology for SQL access, and analysis of huge volumes of big data from mobile, web and Internet-of-Things sources.


Top Executive: CEO Adam Wilson

Making big data accessible and usable is a major challenge for many businesses. Trifacta develops technology that's used to transform raw, complex data into clean and structured formats for analysis. Trifacta calls it "data wrangling."

In February, Trifacta, founded in 2012 and based in San Francisco, established integration and ongoing development alliances with MapR Technologies, Waterline Data and Zoomdata.


Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO John Schwarz

Visier, founded in 2010 and based in Vancouver, B.C., brings business analytics to the realm of human resources management. The company's cloud-based applications pull together data about a company's workforce -- everything from salaries to skillsets -- and help managers with their workforce planning chores. It can help with succession planning and even identify critical employees who may be in danger of leaving.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Yaniv Mor

Xplenty's cloud-based, Hadoop-as-a-Service platform integrates and transforms structured, semistructured and unstructured data into analyzable data.

Xplenty was founded in 2011 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company raised $3 million in Series A financing in October, money that's being used to continue developing the company's technology and expand its marketing efforts.


Top Executive: Founder and CEO Justin Langseth

Zoomdata develops software that allows users to connect, visualize and interact with data -- both realtime and historical data -- through browsers and mobile devices. Companies use Zoomdata's software to create dashboards and connect them to disparate data sources.

Zoomdata was founded in 2012 and is based in Reston, Va. In October 2014, the company received $17 million in Series B funding.