San Francisco, CA - June 20, 2012 - Cirro today officially launched its company and announced the Cirro product suite designed to simplify total data access and exploration across heterogeneous data sources. Using a revolutionary federated query engine, Cirro enables users to create mash up style analytics with big data and traditional data sources with little to no assistance from the IT organization. The announcement was made at the GigaOM Structure Conference where Cirro was selected as a finalist of the GigaOM Structure LaunchPad, a competition recognizing the most promising startups in the cloud computing industry.
... Cirro's mission is to bring "big data to the desktop" to make it easy for users to explore data and create data mash-ups encompassing Hadoop, traditional relational data, and other No SQL sources without the challenges of having to determine how and where to execute queries or dealing with multiple languages and syntax.
... Cirro is currently working with several customers on compelling projects in the Health Care, Retail, and Entertainment markets. These projects include data exploration without having to preprocess or stage data, combining unstructured survey data with customer data, and offloading historical data from data warehouses where Cirro provides seamless access to the data warehouse and Hadoop. Millennium Pharmacy Systems, Inc., a technology-enabled medication management solutions company is a beta partner with Cirro. "We are working with Cirro to gain competitive differentiation through outcomes and profitability analytics for our customers," states Rich Scardina, CEO, Millennium Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
The Cirro Product Suite
The Cirro product suite is comprised of three major components:
- The Cirro Data Hub is a fabric for analytic data services that provides a single point of entry for accessing data of any type on any platform in any environment.
- The Cirro Analyst for Excel delivers the power of the Cirro Data Hub engine to the desktop of typical analyst. The Cirro Analyst for Excel comes with the Cirro Function Library that contains over one hundred building block functions that are used by the Cirro Data Hub for both SQL and MapReduce processing of data.
- The Cirro Multi Store provides an easily deployable data store that can be used for staging, workspace, or a data mart and includes Hadoop and a tightly integrated relational database. It provides SQL representation and functionality on an extended Hadoop/HIVE engine with an accompanying relational engine all accessible through SQL.
Cirro has assembled a seasoned management team led by CEO Mark Theissen, most recently the worldwide data warehousing technical lead at Microsoft following the acquisition of DATAllegro where he was COO and a member of the Board of Directors.
For more information on Cirro, please visit www.cirro.com.