Zoomdata gets $17M to help your company analyze big data

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Updated at 11:45 a.m. Pacific with historical funding figures from the company.

Zoomdata, a startup with software that visualizes a wide variety of data both historically and in real time, as well as generates reports, revealed a $17 million round of funding today.

The money will go toward sales and marketing at a time when the company contends with several other big data analytics startups.

The startup intends to compete with large data visualization providers like Qlik and Tableau. But several other startups want to as well, including Chartio, ClearStory Data, DataHero, DataRPM, Looker, and Statwing.

Zoomdata prides itself on getting up and running in a matter of days, not weeks or months.

Zoomdata started in 2012 and is based in Reston, Va. Fifty people work for the startup, and the headcount is on pace to double within a year, a spokesman told VentureBeat in an email.

The startup says it has more than 20 enterprise customers. It’s raised $22 million to date, including a $4.1 million round last year and a $1.1 million seed round in late 2012.

Accel Partners led the new round. B7, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Razor’s Edge Ventures participated as well.