San Francisco, CA - October 17, 2012 -
Splice Machine, the developer of the first SQL-compliant database designed for Big Data applications, announced today that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV). With the funding, Splice Machine will continue the development of the Splice SQL Engine™ with a veteran software development team led by co-founder and CEO, Monte Zweben.
The explosion of data being generated by apps, sites, devices and users has overwhelmed traditional Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs). In response, many companies have turned to Big Data or NoSQL solutions that are highly scalable on commodity hardware. However, these databases come at a big cost - they have very limited SQL support, often causing rewrites of existing apps or Business Intelligence (BI) reports.
Built on the proven Hadoop stack, the Splice SQL Engine enables application developers to build hyper-personalized web, mobile and social applications that truly scale while leveraging the ubiquity of SQL tools and skill sets in the marketplace. The Splice SQL Engine also scales to handle business intelligence and analysis, and works turnkey with tools like MicroStrategy and Tableau.
"The NoSQL community threw out the baby with the bath water. They got it right with flexible schemas and distributed, auto-sharded architectures, but it was a mistake to discard SQL," said Zweben. "The Splice SQL Engine enables companies to get the cost-effective scalability, flexibility and availability their Big Data, mobile and web applications require - while capitalizing on the prevalence of the proven SQL tools and experts that are ubiquitous in the industry."
Monte Zweben is a technology industry veteran who was Deputy Chief of AI Branch at NASA, founder and CEO of Red Pepper Software, founder and CEO of Blue Martini Software, chairman of SeeSaw Networks, and chairman of Clio Music. He is also the co-author of Intelligent Scheduling and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and various computer science journals and conference proceedings.
For more information on Splice Machine, please visit www.splicemachine.com.