3 Big Data Startups: OneOcean, Treasure Data, Trifacta



What does it do?  Transferring extremely large files over the Internet

Management team   Don Pickering, CEO

Investors GLE Capital

Big data quote  “This is an area where we have gone deep, and marine GIS is a very specific niche. And so we understand and have developed technologies to work with that type of data…. We’ve taken big data and storage and cloud and SaaS, which is our backgrounds … and merged it with the GIS and geospatial world. The GIS world is really sort of behind the curve in terms of the rest of IT in how they leverage best available technologies, and marine GIS is even more so”—Don Pickering

Treasure Data

What does it do?  Cloud-based data warehouse subscription service

Management team   Hiro Yoshikawa, Founder and CEO; Kazuki Ohta, Founder and CTO

Investors Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, Bill Tai, Naren Gupta, Yukihiro Matsumoto, James Lindenbaum, Adam Wiggins, Orion Henry, Anand Babu Periasamy

Big data quote  “Our vision and mission is to use the Cloud service model to bring big data and data warehousing to companies of any size”– Hiro Yoshikawa


What does it do?  Trifacta aims to “radically enhance productivity for data analysis” by applying machine learning to “data munging” or the process of making data useful for analysis

Management team    Joe Hellerstein, Co-Founder and CEO; Jeffrey Heer, Co-Founder & CXO; Sean Kandel, Co-Founder & CTO

Investors Accel Partners

Big data quote  “The real bottleneck is in people rather than the tools they’re using”– Joe Hellerstein