Trifacta takes in $25 million in series C financing to help firms clean their data for business-analytic services

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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.

The company has raised $41.3 million since it launched in 2012. In December, Trifacta announced $12 million in series B funding.

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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