Spark and Shark getting wings:
A team of professors who 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. […] It also lists Databricks’ very
impressive board of directors: Co-founder and CEO Ion Stoica (University of California,
Berkeley professor and former co-founder and CEO of Conviva); Co-founder and CTO
Matei Zaharia (MIT professor); Ben Horowitz (general partner at Andreessen Horowitz
and former Opsware co-founder and CEO); and Scott Shenker (University of California,
Berkeley professor and former Nicira co-founder and CEO).
You should have probably heard already of all these guys.
Original title and link: Spark and Shark company Databricks raises $14M from Andreessen Horowitz ( ©myNoSQL)