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Feb 2015 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity


Feb 2015 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: @Kaggle cuts 1/3 of staff, Infosys buys Panaya, RapidMiner gets $15M, Palantir buys Fancy That, Hitachi buys Pentaho, and more.



By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets.

My monthly summary of the company, startup, and acquisition activity for Feb 2015 from @kdnuggets. See the latest under hashtag #BigDataCo.

Here are KDnuggets tweets, sorted by decreasing number of engagements,
  • Feb 11: #BigData Bubble Bursting? @Kaggle, #DataScience Competitions leader, cuts 1/3 of staff, closes energy unit #BigDataCo t.co/zH9yN8uWTB
  • Feb 16: Infosys, #India software giant, to buy US-based #BigData startup Panaya for US$200M #BigDataCo t.co/n5cNSKj1rG
  • Feb 18: .@RapidMiner, Modern #Analytics Leader, gets $15M Series B to continue growing its #DataScience platform #BigDataCo t.co/bv24ApKVBd
  • Feb 06: Palantir buys Fancy That #startup to add retail, shopping data to its #analytics platform #BigDataCo t.co/yKauPB8fC2
  • Feb 17: Hitachi Buys Pentaho, promises to support its users, #OpenSource #BigDataCo t.co/F0q3vlY06W
  • Feb 25: .@Sisense, a fast-growing firm offering #BigData #analytics for business users, appoints Amir Orad new CEO #BigDataCo t.co/aDLGPyDWqR
  • Feb 01: Enroll in #Obamacare using #BigData? Stride Health using #analytics to reduce costs t.co/U8CIFSrFef #BigDataCo t.co/cPc2x4h58Y
  • Feb 09: Lex Machina, Stanford-bred #startup uses #analytics, #patent DB, to predict Judges, Lawyers #BigDataCo t.co/LPwwRZYMZF
  • Feb 11: Big move! Hitachi buys Pentaho to extend Its #BigData footprint, will set a new unit (Pitachi? Hitaho?) #BigDataCo t.co/3gw6rIjxXf
  • Feb 13: Automated Insights, Durham NC #startup which turns #BigData to plain English, acquired by Vista Equity #BigDataCo t.co/B2YHkTJD0g
  • Feb 07: 2014 Was Best-Ever Year For Israeli Startups, with $15B in exits in #mobile, #fintech, #security, more #BigDataCo t.co/J0XiGXmgJj
  • Feb 26: Resnap, uses #DeepLearning to choose your best FB pics, automatically creates a photo book, raised $450K #BigDataCo t.co/xyDXmf2wu7
  • Feb 13: Metaps, Japanese App Monetization firm, raises $36M series C to push Into #BigData, #MachineLearning #BigDataCo t.co/ly3sS2fpdb
  • Feb 23: .@6SenseInc #SF startup led by Amanda Kahlow, raises $20M for sales, marketing predictive #analytics #BigDataCo t.co/R9hHJ1ETRN
  • Feb 05: Algorithm, Bengaluru and US-based data analytics firm, raised $161K seed funding #BigDataCo t.co/cGC6NQbMHD
  • Feb 25: Webdata Solutions, Germany-based provider of #BigData service Blackbee for price monitoring, raised $4.5M #BigDataCo t.co/hI6ES50nH8
  • Feb 07: Sight Machine, #SF #startup, raised $5M to help manufacturers get a handle on their data #BigDataCo t.co/lJL3jWkV6x
  • Feb 28: #Startup DatastreamX, an online #marketplace for #realtime data raises seed funding t.co/yHagxK8RCw #BigDataCo t.co/z4uYnRNkV7
  • Feb 27: TrendKite, PR #Analytics #Startup, raises $5M to help brands measure the effectiveness of their PR #BigDataCo t.co/BvYdeymibt
  • Feb 27: Accenture buys Brazilian Data #Analytics firm Gapso, focusing on supply chain, logistics #BigDataCo t.co/WXhL1ToaZo
  • Feb 11: HP buys Voltage Security in #BigData #encryption push #BigDataCo t.co/mANcEGDYPF
  • Feb 06: VITAL #algorithm uses #BigData to make investment recommendations about life sciences firms #BigDataCo t.co/HhRY8Xn2at
  • Feb 16: Miovision, Kitchener, Canada firm, raises $30M to apply #BigData to Traffic Woes #BigDataCo t.co/aRKIkk04n6
  • Feb 12: BookMyShow Buys Majority Stake in Bengaluru #SocialMedia #Analytics firm Eventifier for ~ $1M #BigDataCo t.co/9MLLKyTDD7
  • Feb 24: EXL buys #Analytics firm RPM Direct, adds data-driven marketing expertise for #Insurance, #Healthcare #BigDataCo t.co/RJZJalxzH3
  • Feb 03: Cloudera buys Xplain.io, which automates design of #SQL,#NoSQL data models, aims at Self-serve #Analytics #BigDataCo t.co/CZxOfxofIS
  • Feb 11: DataDog buys Mortar Data To Tie #Analytics to #Monitoring, aims at smart monitoring #BigDataCo t.co/MeL9tHQmQ5
  • Feb 05: Angoss partners with WPS to allow SAS programs as part Angoss analytics workflow #BigDataCo t.co/hBlHQcHqDt
  • Feb 09: Inovalon Holdings, MD health-tech firm with a focus on data #analytics, plans #IPO to raise $600M #BigDataCo t.co/qN0WGOiWAK
  • Feb 19: Sqrrl gets $7M Series B, launches Linked #Data Analysis Platform for #security #analytics #BigDataCo t.co/x8HNzShKxt
  • Feb 05: Manthan, India-based analytics solutions firm, closed Series D from Temasek, Norwest Venture Partners #BigDataCo t.co/nZ2ekwhQse
  • Feb 02: SCIO Health Analytics buys Data Intelligence, UK-based provider of #analytics for pharma sales/marketing #BigDataCo t.co/OjQQ3LGTsh
  • Feb 04: Graylog, Houston firm making open-source log analysis platform, raises $2.5M to expand #BigDataCo t.co/JOuMc91VAC
  • Feb 27: First Derivatives buys Data #Analytics firm Prelytix for up to $20M #BigDataCo t.co/aJKa5MYOzt
  • Feb 09: Zapproved, a Portland OR #startup helping business with data-retention rules, eDiscovery, raised $15M #BigDataCo t.co/ZoME3yB2lN
  • Feb 03: #DataMining Congress? Renren leads $10M investment in FiscalNote, DC startup that forecasts legislation #BigDataCo t.co/rncvbKoB9X
  • Feb 05: TrialReach, London-based firm, raises $13.5M Series B to Match Patients To Clinical Trials #BigDataCo t.co/YMRvMwC4WA
  • Feb 19: BlueTalon, hoping to be the bouncer for your #BigData inside #Hadoop, gets $5M more #BigDataCo t.co/ljucs4Wz7Y
  • Feb 02: Pulsate, Menlo Park Location Marketing #startup, gets $1.2M from PayPal, Dunnhumby #BigDataCo t.co/pZ9jld1B47
  • Feb 27: Kochava, a Mobile analytics provider, buys Toronto-based ad tech company InferSystems #BigDataCo t.co/TWajAaGGek
  • Feb 09: Iterable raised $1.2M for a comprehensive platform for email marketing #BigDataCo t.co/LrMT4VM4uN
  • Feb 03: Guardant Health, life-sciences firm to diagnose cancer with a blood test, raised $50M Series C #BigDataCo t.co/rejveJuEJP
  • Feb 02: Qstream, Burlington-MA startup based on #brain science research on memory, raises $4M Series A #BigDataCo t.co/KiGVjBPHjE

 
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