Isima Introduces Self-Service, Hyper-Converged Data Platform
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2020 — Isima announced the general availability of their product, bi(OS). It delivers unparalleled speed to insight for data app builders in a unified manner, reducing the complete lifecycle of building data apps from months to weeks. This includes adding varied data sources, deriving real-time insights, and deploying to production.
“Monish and I canvassed the fundamentals of data management, distributed storage, and Applied AI to look at the maze created by incremental innovations,” said Darshan Rawal, CEO and co-founder of Isima. “By questioning assumptions of the past three decades, avoiding the bolt-on mindset, and being empathetic to enterprise IT, we built bi(OS) to be Telco-grade from day-one. We are encouraged by the validation we have received from the market, especially in the current environment.”
Data-Driven Impact Within Weeks
Much of the current data offerings were built with the infinite checkbook mindset of internet giants who subsidized technology innovation by ads, commerce, or content. This economic structure doesn’t exist for enterprises, which is why data-driven impact takes multiple quarters or years.
Users of bi(OS) have avoided being part of this group by building outcomes with one data analyst working for a few weeks.
“bi(OS) allows us to become self-reliant to deliver data-driven impact,” said Shrinivas Ron, Head of Analytics and Data Science for PharmEasy. “Data ideas that used to get curtailed due to lack of access to real-time data can now be deployed to production in weeks.”
For the first time, enterprises can develop and deliver data-driven impact at the same velocity as modern digital disruptors without the need to hire integration experts. Starting with an outcome-first mindset for data apps, bi(OS) empowers data teams to delight their consumers and business users in weeks.
“Between the speed and scale of data today, there’s a growing need to reinvent how enterprises approach data management. With Isima’s approach, organizations can hyper-converge their data-driven stack, including BI, AI, and API integration into a single platform,” said Mike Leone, Senior Analyst for ESG. “And the benefits to data-centric organizations are two-fold. They can reduce and likely eliminate the multiple disparate systems that are currently being relied on today across the data pipeline. And they can gain more speed, agility, and reliability when it comes to deriving insight from real-time data and incorporating that insight into modern applications to meet the dynamic needs of the business.”
Reimagining Data Management
Co-founded by Monish Suvarna, COO, and Darshan Rawal, CEO, the executive team includes Pradeep Madhavarapu, VP of Engineering, and Alfredo Tamura, VP of Strategic Sales. They have pioneered outcomes in the areas of scale-out relational databases, high-performance storage, and Applied AI for a wide variety of industries at giants such as Microsoft, AWS, Cloudera, Tibco, BlueArc, Drobo, DataStax and D. E. Shaw.
“My personal experience leading Emotient convinced me that the challenge and opportunity of scaling AI within the enterprise is huge. To be clear, the half-life of data is shrinking dramatically. Making use of data in real-time is the obvious path,” said Ken Denman, Venture Partner at Sway Ventures, Chairman of the Isima Board of Directors and Board Member at Costco Wholesale and Motorola Solutions. “Isima has assembled an incredible team, built a unique product, and validated it in demanding customer environments like Telcos, and we look forward to scaling the business.”
Isima is the builder of bi(OS); the first hyper-converged data platform. The company’s leadership team brings decades of experience delivering highly scalable data management solutions for diverse industries, including telco, retail, finance, and HPC. Isima is headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif., and venture-backed by Sway Ventures and Engineering Capital. For more information, visit www.isima.io.