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Datameer, Inc.
Type Public
Industry Big Data Analytics
Headquarters San Francisco, California,
Key people Stefan Groschupf
Investors Citi Ventures
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Next World Capital
Redpoint Ventures
Singapore Technologies Telemedia
Software AG
Number of employees 175
Related Certifications Certificate in Data Science Industry Overview

Datameer, Inc. is a big data Analytics and Visualization company based in San Francisco, California. The company name is based on the German word for ocean [1]. Datameer offers self-service and schema-free Big Data analytics application for Hadoop. Founded by Hadoop veterans in 2009, Datameer scales up to thousands of nodes and is available for all major Hadoop distributions.

Datameer specializes in analysis of large volumes of data for business users of Apache Hadoop [2]. The company's product, Datameer Analytics Solution (DAS), is a business integration platform for Hadoop and includes data source integration, an analytics engine with a spreadsheet interface designed for business users with over 200 analytic functions and visualization including reports, charts, and dashboards. DAS is available for major Hadoop distributions including Apache, Cloudera, EMC Greenplum HD, IBM BigInsights, MapR, Yahoo! and Amazon.


Datameer was founded In November 2009 by a small team of eight members implementing custom Hadoop big data analytics solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Datameer was born as the first-ever self-service big data analytics company purpose-built for Hadoop.

History And Operations

  • In April 2010, Datameer Raised $2.5 Million For Apache Hadoop-Based Analytics Platform, [3]
  • Datameer was voted the second most promising cloud computing company at GigaOM's Structure 2010 LaunchPadref [4] and KMWorld named DAS a Trend-Setting Product of 2010. [5] Datameer has also been recognized as a Dow Jones VentureWire Start-Up to Watch. [6]
  • Datameer was named as a 2014 Data Discovery Leader by GigaOm. [7].
  • On May 16, 2011, Datameer announced a $9.25M B-financing round led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Caufield, and Byers. [8][9]
  • On December 18, 2013, Datameer announced a $19M D-financing round by Software AG, Redpoint Ventures, Workday, Citi Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and Next World Capital. [10][11][12]

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Datameer is an end-user focused analytics application that leverages the power of Hadoop to enable users to integrate, analyze, and visualize all of their data, regardless of type (structured or unstructured), size (unlimited), or source (any data source). Datameer is built natively on Hadoop and leverages inexpensive hardware so that users can integrate and analyze all of their data in its raw form without the need for IT to perform ETL and pre-model the data. Datameer 2.0 is a major product release and expands from an enterprise-only solution to multiple editions to address different use cases. Datameer 2.0 adds major new functionality in the areas of visualization and user interface as well as additional new functionality and enhancements across the product family.[13]

Datameer 2.0’s system requirements: For Datameer Personal: - Mac OSX 10.4+, WinXP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Oracle Java 1.6.x (download bundled in installer, if it doesn’t already exist) - Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 10+ or Safari 4+
- 250MB free HD for the program plus HD storage for data
- 2GB of RAM
- Dual-core CPU

For Datameer Workgroup: - Unix-based operating system (see Tested Operating Systems for more information) - Oracle Java 1.6.x
- Installed software: SSH, VI, MySQL 5.1
- Optional: SMTP server (for email notification)
- 1U Server
- 2 Quad Core CPUs
- 8 + GB RAM
- 2 x 1 TB Hard Drives (Recommended available disk space: 250 GB)
- RAID - 1 striped
- Redundant power

For Datameer Enterprise: - Unix-based operating system (see Tested Operating Systems for more information)
- Oracle Java 1.6.x
- Installed software: SSH, VI, MySQL 5.1
- Optional: SMTP server (for email notification)
- 1U Server
- 2 Quad Core CPUs
- 8 + GB RAM
- 2 x 1 TB Hard Drives (Recommended available disk space: 250 GB)
- RAID - 1 striped
- Redundant power
- A Hadoop cluster of any size; the following Hadoop distributions are supported: +Distributions[14]


  • Frost & Sullivan honored Datameer with the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership.
  • Emerging Vendors 2015 : Big Data vendor
  • 2015 Big Data 100: Business Analytics
  • The hottest big data startups of 2014
  • COMPUTERWOCHE: Best in Big Data Audience Choice
  • The Analyst One Top Technologies List
  • The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data
  • and more at [15]

Recent News Headlines

  • Next Generation Data Analytics Workflow Introduced in Datameer 6 - Further democratizing big data analytics by making traditionally complex tasks easy, Datameer today unveiled Datameer 6 to enable a new class of data-driven business analysts. Datameer 6 introduces an elegant new front end that reinvents the entire user experience, making the previously linear steps of data integration, preparation, analytics and visualization a single, fluid interaction.
  • Datameer Unveils End-to-End, Self-Service Big Data Analytics in the Cloud -Datameer announced the introduction of Datameer Cloud, running on Microsoft’s Azure HDInsight, and fully managed by Datameer. This new enterprise cloud offering delivers big data analytics-as-a-service, providing customers a one-stop-shop to integrate, prepare, analyze, visualize and operationalize data of any size, type or source.
  • Datameer Launches in Asia-Pacific, Bringing Big Data Analytics to the Region-Kicking off its aggressive expansion into Asia-Pacific, Datameer on 2nd Feb 2016 announced that it has launched teams in Hong Kong and Singapore to meet growing global demand for its big data analytics technology.
  • German American Business Association (GABA) Honors Datameer as Successful German-American Startup-SAN FRANCISCO, Calif, Jan. 20, 2016 — The German American Business Association (GABA) has awarded Datameer the Startup and Innovation Award to recognize its significant impact on German-American business. The Startup Award committee includes GABA board members and Industry Chairs as well as representatives of the German Startup community. This follows Datameer’s $40 million funding announcement last year geared toward strategic global development.
  • Datameer Bolsters Enterprise Efforts With Expanded Big Data Ecosystem Support- AN FRANCISCO and SINGAPORE, Nov. 30, 2015 — On the heels of winning Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Growth Leadership Award for Global Big Data Analytics, Datameer today announced multiple product enhancements that further deepen its support of the big data ecosystem and underline its commitment to enterprise-grade big data initiatives at the Strata + Hadoop World Singapore Conference.

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