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December 2014 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity


December 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Scaled Inference, Pulse Energy, Mixpanel, Oracle buys Datalogix, Hortonworks IPO, MSFT buys HockeyApp, Brandwatch buys PeerIndex, MetaMind launches.



By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets.

My monthly summary of the company, startup, and acquisition activity for December 2014 from @kdnuggets. See the latest under hashtag #BigDataCoDecember 2014 #BigDataCo company activity.

Here are KDnuggets tweets
  • Dec 31: 3 #BigData Companies That Made $1 Billion Crunching Data - #Splunk #Palantir #Pivotal t.co/BpXZ4lBr1Q #BigDataCo
  • Dec 29: Scaled Inference raises $13.6M to bring automated #MachineLearning in the #cloud #AI to the masses #BigDataCo t.co/9aYgbvz1hP
  • Dec 29: Useful! Project #BigData: interactively visualize, explore funding of 600+ firms #BigDataCo t.co/cmsKlws0HD t.co/ALNKnFhoLF big data company visualization
  • Dec 26: AMN Healthcare buys #Omaha data #analytics firm Avantas for $16.5M #BigDataCo t.co/aNXWZpUWLs
  • Dec 26: Target to open #Analytics and #BI Center of Excellence, following its acquisition of Powered Analytics #BigDataCo t.co/5AJMpLbHI4
  • Dec 26: #Seldon Trying to Make Life Easier for #DataScientists - New #OpenSource #Platform t.co/v7T6zry1yF #BigDataCo t.co/3KwN04pMVy
  • Dec 25: EnerNOC buys #energy #analytics #startup Pulse Energy, based in #Vancouver #Canada #BigDataCo t.co/HxoXm9qktR
  • Dec 23: Mixpanel, mobile #Analytics firm, raises $65M round mainly from top VC @a16z, for $865M Valuation #BigDataCo t.co/rbJUNZbX1D
  • Dec 23: Oracle buys Datalogix, which connects offline consumer spending with digital marketing #BigDataCo t.co/Yw1TFvJslX
  • Dec 22: Hampton Creek, #SanFrancisco #BigData Food Tech Innovator, gets $90M Series C, to expand, develop R&D #BigDataCo t.co/F0e9h5qTE0
  • Dec 22: BlockStream gets $21M from LinkedIn founder, other leading investors, to reinvent what #Bitcoin can do #BigDataCo t.co/51q00Bc9kH
  • Dec 22: Expect Labs, #SanFrancisco #AI startup raises $13M as voice search #API takes off #BigDataCo t.co/w8Qwvr2zCN
  • Dec 22: CloudInfra, ex-Googler #BigData startup, to make every website in India intelligent #BigDataCo t.co/TYEYMzvL9w t.co/TE6fdYdisq
  • Dec 21: Blue Yonder, Predictive Analytics Firm, raises $75 M #BigDataCo t.co/ySCBvhMJAG
  • Dec 20: Top #BigData M&A in Dec: MSFT buys HockeyApp, Brandwatch buys PeerIndex, CenturyLink buys Cognilytics #BigDataCo t.co/DXlCy4gpq8
  • Dec 19: #BigData based food #startup Hampton Creek raises $90M t.co/xU7qrwoD2y #BigDataCo #Heath #MachineLearning http://t.co/0LKGP7QjfN
  • Dec 19: .@MapR forms alliance with @SAS - combines powerful analytics with production-ready #Hadoop #BigDataCo t.co/ndQrJwTnMv
  • Dec 17: Brandwatch, a social media monitoring firm, to buy analytics firm @PeerIndex for ~ £10M #BigDataCo t.co/k9nkjp2oBi
  • Dec 17: The periodic table of Fin Tech: 178 firms, VCs, corporate investors, angels, accelerators you should know #BigDataCo t.co/JltGf7f6Sq
  • Dec 16: CenturyLink, large US telco, buys Cognilytics, San Jose-based #BigData and Predictive #Analytics firm #BigDataCo t.co/H8hIWgOW9b
  • Dec 16: BuildDirect, a Vancouver-based data-driven home-improvement site, raised $44M Series C #BigDataCo t.co/QCLH7fnU7i
  • Dec 15: Wipro spending $200M on building next generation platforms for #AI, #Automation, #MachineLearning #BigDataCo t.co/Er1wj4pwTj
  • Dec 13: US #BigData company, #Cloudera expands into #China t.co/DHE5wtCe76 #Expansion #Economy #BigDataCo
  • Dec 13: #CenturyLink Acquires #BigData Firm #Cognilytics t.co/vAt7MCiU1g #PredictiveAnalytics #Acquisition #BigDataCo
  • Dec 12: Oculus buys Nimble VR, a hand-tracking company, and 13th Lab, a computer vision/augmented reality firm #BigDataCo t.co/b9blCVLQNO
  • Dec 12: Yahoo #BigData Spinoff Hortonworks hopes to raise $100M from IPO as $HDP #BigDataCo t.co/8pmHBOpBKH
  • Dec 12: Yahoo spinoff Hortonworks, a leader in #Hadoop and #BigData begins trading as $HDP on #Nasdaq #BigDataCo
  • Dec 12: Microsoft buys HockeyApp, Germany-based analytics and distribution provider for app developers #BigDataCo t.co/dDrvQpLlOZ
  • Dec 12: Infer, Palo Alto startup in Predictive #Analytics mainly for sales, raises $25M to expand innovation #BigDataCo t.co/RZlDL9TXdM
  • Dec 11: Framed Data, a predictive analytics startup, raises $2M to Help Developers Understand User Behavior #BigDataCo t.co/aAPzFWT17l
  • Dec 11: Qubole raises $13M for Its #BigData-As-A-Service Platform, offers #Hadoop in the #Cloud #BigDataCo t.co/lqkNTXPWcm
  • Dec 10: Metric Insights gets $2M seed, funding reflects the feisty nature of the business analytics market #BigDataCo t.co/mUF1QyZc51
  • Dec 10: BBVA Spanish bank buys #BigData Madrid startup Madiva Soluciones, experts on processing unstructured data #BigDataCo t.co/E8VVjioYMW
  • Dec 09: Altiscale gets $30M Series B to continue building #Hadoop #Cloud Service #BigDataCo t.co/uqrVCArhYz
  • Dec 09: Verisk Analytics, a leader in risk info, buys Maplecroft Ltd, a provider of global risk analytics #BigDataCo t.co/7QMkE9q367
  • Dec 08: Another Data Breach, another dollar for Identity Management Startups like Okta, Centrify, Dashlane #BigDataCo t.co/pbXk7iYfOU
  • Dec 08: OpenText, Waterloo, Canada firm, to buy software analytics company Actuate Corp. for US$330M #BigDataCo t.co/t5pFgXPOQ8
  • Dec 08: Bottlenose, a Los-Angeles pioneer in Real-time Trend Intelligence, gets big investment from KPMG Capital #BigDataCo t.co/1lrr8hb3bo
  • Dec 06: #DeepLearning #Startup MetaMind launches with $8M from @benioff & @vkhosla t.co/QsYbzUH5TS #BigDataCo #AI t.co/zJuHWXsArG MetaMind
  • Dec 04: Predictix. Atlanta retail analytics software maker, raises $15M Series A #BigDataCo t.co/kR36ZWW5yb
  • Dec 03: Attunity, Burlington, MA provider of information availability software, bought BIReady DW automation tech #BigDataCo t.co/1PaNaMt7gI
  • Dec 02: HP Takes #BigData Platform to the Cloud with HP Haven OnDemand, helps customers analyze all forms of data #BigDataCo t.co/3HpZO6pBoy
  • Dec 01: SimilarWeb, Alexa Competitor, Raises $15M To Expand Into Mobile Analytics, App Engagement Insights #BigDataCo t.co/7ljkXRSZYQ
  • Dec 01: Pivotal laying off 60 Employees, mostly on #BigData side of its PaaS business #BigDataCo t.co/WZR72Uxwr4

 
Here are previous company activities posts for 2014: