Big Data Analytics software

Updated: June 03, 2019

2018. MariaDB acquires big data analytics company MammothDB



MariaDB, known as a drop-in replacement for the popular MySQL database, clearly has its sights set on a bigger market and is looking to expand and better challenge the likes of Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Today the company announced that it has acquired MammothDB, a big data business analytics service based in Bulgaria. With MariaDB AX, MariaDB already offers an analytics and data warehousing system. So the company plans to bring the MammothDB’s expertise in this area to bear on MariaDB AX.


2015. Big Data analytics platform Platfora scores $30M



Platfora, a company that helps customers process and make sense of big data, announced a $30 million investment today. Platfora has been designed to work with big data (petabyte or larger) on a variety of platforms including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Hadoop. It helps business analysts make sense of a variety of data sets without the help of data scientists or IT. At a basic level Platfora does three things: it prepares the data for analysis. It then processes the data in an in-memory database and perhaps most importantly it provides a visualization layer for business analysts and others to view the data in meaningful ways. Once IT has set up the platform, users can get to work exploring. The data prep and processing happens in the background as the analyst points to different sources to build a set of data they wish to work with. Once that process is complete, they can view the data in various ways in charts and graphs as you would expect.


2015. Hitachi buys business intelligence provider Pentaho



Hitachi wants to add big data analytics capabilities to its portfolio by acquiring BI vendor Pentaho. Pentaho is best known for its big data platform that simplifies preparing and blending all types of data and includes a spectrum of tools that enable users to easily analyze, visualize, explore, report insights and predict outcomes. Though Pentaho is expected to operate as a somewhat independent entity and to continue serving its large customer base, it will also leverage Hitachi’s deep pockets and resources to accelerate our big data analytics and data orchestration capabilities, bring new innovations to market, and expand support for current and future customers.


2015. Fractal Analytics buys mobile shopping analytics provider Mobius Innovations



Big Data analytics company Fractal Analytics bought Mobius Innovations to better understand the thinking of mobile customers. “As consumers, we now expect companies we do business with to understand us, know our context and help us solve our problems by offering relevant products or information in real time,” said  Fractal CEO Srikanth Velemakanni. “Mobius acquisition will enable our clients to drive hyper-personalized customer conversations on mobile platforms through real time learning using customer context.” Fractal's core product, Customer Genomics, already uses deep learning analysis to show what, when and where consumers make decisions to make purchases.


2014. OpenText buys Big Data analytics provider Actuate for $330 Million



OpenText, the world leader in Enterprise Content Management, acquired Business Intelligence provider Actuate, which is one of the leader in Enterprise Business Intelligence. Actuate, often called “the BIRT company,” (BIRT stands for “Business Intelligence Reporting Tools” and is an Eclipse Foundation Open Source Project). Actuate supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub – its deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer-facing applications. Actuate's BIRT Analytics delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. Actuate for CCM empowers ECM architects to easily transform, process, personalize and archive high-volume content.


2014. MapR partners with Teradata to reach enterprise customers



The last independent Hadoop provider MapR and big data analytics provider Teradata announced that they will work together to integrate and co-develop their joint products and to create a unified go to market strategy. Teradata will also be able to resell MapR software, professional services, and provide customer support. In other words, Teradata will be the face of MapR to enterprises who use, or want to use, both technologies. Until recently Teradata partnered most closely with Hortonworks, but now it’s sharing love and its analytic market leadership with all three providers. Similarly, earlier this week, HP announced Vertica for SQL on Hadoop, which allows users to access and explore data residing in any of the three primary Hadoop distros — Hortonworks, MapR, Cloudera.


2014. Big Data analytics provider GoodData gets funding from Intel



GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, announced a $25.7 million round of funding led by Intel Capital. GoodData competes against a large swathe of other tech companies that are, like GoodData, capitalising on the shift that enterprises are making to cloud-based services and the boom in big data analytics that has come in the wake of our so much of our lives moving online. Others in the space include RJMetrics, Chartio, Business Objects, Domo and Tableau. One of the differences between GoodData and the rest of the pack, according to Roman Stanek, GoodData‘s CEO, is in how it structures its analytics to cover a spectrum of uses, but in a way that is nontechnical and easy to integrate.