What started as a big data project on top of Hadoop few years ago, it ended up with pretty big money this week. $65 milllion to be precise of funding from Accel Partners, with support from Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Meritech Capital Partners. This should really set the tone for expansion of Cloudera in 2013 not just with continued development of its big data platform but secure the much required international presence with, you guessed it, a brand new European headquarters in UK in the first quarter itself.
Cloudera claims that its business has more than doubled in all areas. IT provides support and management to ensure production-ready deployment of CDH4, widely deployed and proven commercial distribution of Apache Hadoop. ITs customer base includes more than half of the Fortune 50, and includes companies such as AOL, CBS, EBay, Expedia, Experian, JP Morgan Chase, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Network Appliance, Nokia, RIM, and The Walt Disney Company.
This 2012 startup, ClearStory Data delivers big data solution that makes it simple for business users to find, combine and interactively analyze data from corporate sources and disparate third-party sources. The company announced the closing of a $9 million Series A financing round with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and joined by previous seed round investors Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. IT provides combined and up-to-date insights with data from data sources including relational databases, Hadoop, Web and social application interfaces, and third-party data providers.
The company announced that it has secured $18 million in funding, in a round led by Tandem Expansion Fund. All major existing investors also participated in the round, including BDC Venture Capital, Propulsion Ventures SEC and Fonds de solidarité FTQ. This funding will be used to expand the company's sales and marketing efforts, and to help scale operations in advance of anticipated hyper growth and provide support ITs expansion looking to provide actionable insight from Big Data. The company claims to have grown 80 to 100 percent year-over-year and operating at or close to profitability.
Coveo recently launched Coveo for Salesforce, a cloud-based application integrated into the Salesforce.com UI which brings the collective knowledge to every Salesforce user, delivering actionable insights for every customer interaction. Coveo automatically recommends content relevant to what the user is working on, whether that is an account, a lead, an opportunity or a case. It consolidates fragmented information from across a variety of cloud-based and social platforms, or on-premise databases or systems.