Dr. Amr Awadallah, leading Silicon Valley luminary, sees DataRPM technology as a key enabler of Smart Machine Insights for Big Data
SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 28, 2015–
DataRPM, the leading provider of Smart Machine Insights, announces that it has raised additional funding from Dr. Amr Awadallah (Cloudera Cofounder and CTO). Dr. Awadallah joins the venture funds InterWest Partners, CIT CAP Funds, and 20K Industries as investors in DataRPM. Dr. Awadallah will also join DataRPM as a Super Advisor, lending his technical advice and industry expertise to the team.
Dr. Amr Awadallah (Photo: Business Wire)
“As the Cofounder and CTO of Cloudera, the leader for enterprise big data systems, Amr brings DataRPM significant domain expertise and knowledge of the core business use cases of Big Data,” says Sundeep Sanghavi, co-founder and CEO of DataRPM. “Amr is a recognized thought leader in both big data and data science, and as a Super Advisor he will be a great asset for helping our company reach its ultimate potential,” he adds.
The award-winning platform Smart Machine Insights uses machine learning to interactively deliver descriptive, predictive and proactive analytics on top of Hadoop and presents insights of the most “interesting” computations. This allows companies and their data scientists to achieve tremendous insights with far less effort, and deliver them directly to the end users. With the scale and velocity of data increasing at an exponential rate, this type of machine intelligence will soon become the only practical way to approach analytics across such large data sets. For organizations adopting Hadoop infrastructures, in particular, this technology gives them a tremendous head start on maximizing the ROI of their investment. At its heart is a inferred insights powered by machine learning served by natural language query system, making insights actionable to anyone in an organization, without having to have a data scientist background.
With his expertise in real time implementations of Big Data platforms at hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, Dr. Awadallah looks at DataRPM to not only be the innovator in machine learning and natural language analytics, but to continuously search for the next breakthrough which bridges the gap between raw data and actionable insights.
“DataRPM’s Smart Machine Insights is advancing the frontier of data analytics,” explains Dr. Awadallah. “The company is attempting to disrupt the way we have been accustomed to doing analytics to a much wider audience than ever before,” he says. “DataRPM’s participation within this disruption has allowed its customers to democratize data access, thus allowing anybody in the organization to review the machine led insights and then ask questions of the underlying data in an easy-to-use natural language interface,” he continued.
“I like companies that are innovating on the status quo of data science, which I saw clearly in DataRPM. Furthermore, the opportunity to invest in founders Sundeep, Ruban and Gautam made this a rather easy decision,” he added. The new funding will be used to continue the expansion of DataRPM’s engineering team.
Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Dr. Awadallah was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Amr & Ruban, co-founder & Chief Product Officer, DataRPM worked in the same group at Yahoo. Amr joined Yahoo after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July of 2000. Amr holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
DataRPM will be demonstrating its award-winning machine led insights platform, its newest product that includes inferential analytics, and it will be signing up a limited number of beta applicants at the Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose from February 17-20.
DataRPM’s Smart Machine InsightsTM platform is a revolution in data science and big data analytics for the enterprise. This award-winning product uses machine learning to automatically perform advanced statistical analysis on top of Hadoop, and automatically presents insights of the most “interesting” computations. This allows companies and their data scientists to achieve tremendous insights with far less effort, and deliver them directly to the end users. With the scale and velocity of data increasing at an exponential rate, this type of machine intelligence will soon become the only practical way to approach analytics across such large data sets. For any organizations adopting Hadoop infrastructures, in particular, this technology gives them a tremendous head start on maximizing the ROI of their investment. DataRPM is a privately held and venture backed by Tier 1 VCs and Angels. DataRPM was named “Best New Big Data Solution” by the American Business Awards and “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in 2014.
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