Trifacta, a startup focused on getting raw data into shape so data scientists, analysts or whomever can get started analyzing it, has raised $25 million in series C financing. Ignition Partners is a new investor in the latest round round, which also includes previous investors Greylock Partners and Accel Partners.
For large companies with big Hadoop clusters consisting of terabytes of data, it can be difficult to analyze all the unstructured information, said Joe Hellerstein, one of Trifacta’s co-founders and its CEO. In order for the big data to become usable, a person might have to write code that can organize the data so it can be loaded into a predictive-analytic platform; this is a labor-intensive task that takes a relatively long time to accomplish.
Enter Trifacta. Its software can be installed on Hadoop clusters…
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