March Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity

March 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Vizify, Echo Nest, Coinalytics, VoltDB, Platfora, Dell buys Statsoft, Vicarious, RelateIQ, Cloudera.

By Gregory Piatetsky, Apr 8, 2014.

Here is the company, startup, and acquisition activity for March 2014 from @kdnuggets. See the latest under hashtag #BigDataCo . March 2014 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining company activity
  • Hubris does not pay: Salorix, Bangalore data analytics startup, said no to Google twice, shuts down now
  • Sports is big business, with #BigData - Booz Allen builds a practice around Sports Analytics
  • Yahoo buys Vizify which visualizes social-media data, Twitter networks
  • Spotify buys Echo Nest, plans to leverage machine learning for music discovery, recommendations
  • Coinalytics a vert young startup developing a scalable #analytics framework for #Bitcoin
  • AnalytixInsight, Canadian data analytics company, to raise up to C$4 M for potential acquisitions
  • Canadian AnalytixInsight to buy OneUp Insights to enhance mobile apps
  • Defense operator L-3 Buys Data Tactics Corp, a provider of Big Data Analytics, Cloud mainly to DOD
  • SQream, Israeli startup, provides cost-effective #BigData analytics on very large datasets using GPU
  • Qrious, Telecom NZ spinoff, to offer cloud-based platform for Big Data analytics
  • Reflektion, Retail Analytics firm raises $8 M Series B from Nike, Intel, others
  • 500px, a Toronto/NYC photography community, buys Authintic, an analytics technology company
  • DataRPM, Wash. DC-based Natural Language Business Analytics firm, raises $5.1M
  • Netherlands-based MetrixLab buys majority stake in Social Media Analyst Oxyme
  • Omniata, an analytics and engagement firm, processes 190B game/app events/month, raises $5.2M
  • Synthesio, maker of Social Analytics platform, gets $20M Series B from European equity firm
  • DNM Analytics, Irish consulting firm, invests $1.8 M, opens office in Toronto
  • gets $2.5M to bring machine learning developed for cosmos to your business
  • VoltDB gets $8M to scale databases, can scale both up (use more of a server) and out (use more servers)
  • Platfora, #BigData Analytics firm, raises $38M - turns Hadoop data into dashboards, reports, & insights
  • Cloudera, Big Data & Hadoop leader, raises another $160M, reaches $2B valuation
  • Bitvore raises $4.5M, offers "data mining for dummies", finds "If this, then that" rules near real-time
  • Simply Measured, Social media analytics startup, raises $20M, wants to be Seattle next tech titan
  • Genesys buys assets of Solariat, a social customer care and analytics platform firm
  • ibiboGroup buys Online Bus Tracking and Analytics Startup YourBus In India
  • SimilarWeb, Alexa Competitor, gets new funding, buys Competitive Intelligence Engine Tapdog
  • Vicarious, SF-based startup, developing brain-inspired machine learning, gets $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk
  • Dell buys Statsoft to fill a data-mining void
  • RapidMiner, a pioneering predictive #analytics leader, opens new worldwide headquarters in Cambridge, MA
  • Synthesio, New York-based developer of software for analyzing social comments about brands, raises $20M
  • RelateIQ raises $40M, wants to beat Salesforce with better #BigData
  • RelateIQ, relationship management #BigData startup, raises another $40M at valuation $245M
  • Verizon plans to open new Data Analytics R&D center in Palo Alto, focusing on AI, machine-learning
  • Saffron, maker of Natural Intelligence Platform for unifying data in real-time, raised $7M
  • Germin8, Mumbai-based #BigData analytics company, secures $3M from Kalaari Capital
  • Cloudera gets huge $740M investment from Intel, will optimize #Hadoop for Intel chips

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