Databricks to Take on MapReduce with Spark

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DatabricksA team of professors that has created the in-memory Spark and Shark platforms for analyzing big data has raised nearly $13.9 million to commercialize those products. The company is still in stealth mode, but it’s called Databricks and Andreessen Horowitz led the round. The only information on the company’s website is —

We are using cutting-edge technology based on years of research to build next-generation software for analyzing and extracting value from data. We created Apache Spark and Shark, and are deeply committed to open-source.

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