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Streamsets Gets $35M for DataOps

Sep 11, 2018 |

StreamSets, which bills itself as the “air traffic control” tasked with preventing collisions from occurring with big data, today announced that it raised $35 million, which it will use to continue building its data operations, or DataOps, platform. Read more…

MemSQL Gains Traction, New Investors

May 16, 2018 |

MemSQL, the database vendor that touts its architecture as capable of handling both data analytics and transactions, announced a $30 million funding round led by, GV, the former Google Ventures. Read more…

Inside One VC Firm’s Hands-On Approach to AI

May 11, 2018 |

There’s no shortage of tech entrepreneurs taking venture capital money to turn their artificial intelligence ideas into AI reality. These startups typically fill up at the VC spigot and go back to their offices to build product, with check-ins from the VC firm along the way. Read more…

Lucidworks Puts AI at the Heart of Customer Experience

May 8, 2018 |

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are key to delivering high-level experiences that customers now expect, according to Lucidworks CEO Will Hayes, who says it’s capable of delivering Google-like experiences as an out-of-the-box feature of his company’s Fusion search and discovery suite. Read more…

VC Firms Invest Heavily in AI, Pushing Hype Bubble Bigger

Jan 19, 2018 |

Venture capital firms invested record amounts of money into artificial intelligence last year, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report, which tracks global VC investments across all industries. As the hype over AI builds, some wonder when the bubble will pop. Read more…

Data Mapping Approach Gains More Funding

Sep 19, 2017 |

The need for speed in aggregating data from different sources is attracting the attention of technology investors who are looking for new approaches to mapping structured and unstructured data in real time and at scale while eliminating the need for data modeling. Read more…

AI Investments Surge

Apr 19, 2017 |

Investors flocked to artificial intelligence startups during the first three months of 2017, with quarterly venture funding again topping $500 million, according to a venture capital tracking report.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights reported more than 1,100 deals during the first quarter, with venture investments totaling $13.9 billion. Read more…

Data Governance Startup Gains Funding

Jan 18, 2017 |

The growing importance of data governance tools used to ensure the integrity of business intelligence processes and methods are fueling investment as data volumes and types continue to grow.

In the latest example, data governance software vendor Collibra said this week it has pushed its venture funding total over $75 million with the close of a $50 million financing round. Read more…

What Does the VC Investment Slowdown Mean for Big Data?

Jul 19, 2016 |

The overall pace of investments by venture capitalists slowed over the first six months of the year, according to new report issued last week. While the software industry as a whole did well, the number of investments in startups is trending down. Read more…

Healthcare IT, Big Data Investments Surge in Q1

Apr 20, 2016 |

Venture capitalists poured more than $1 billion into the healthcare IT sector during the first quarter of 2016 as investors look to target data analytics and telemedicine for growth.

The first three months also saw several large big data acquisitions as key players like IBM’s Watson Health unit continued their buying sprees. Read more…

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