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Type Private
Industry Data Science
Founded 2011
Headquarters Cupertino, California
Key people Peter M Jensen (CEO)
Jorg Bienert (COO & Co-Founder)
Syed Hoda (CMO)
Norbert Heusser (Chief Architect & Co-Founder)
Mike Hummel (CTO & Co-Founder)
Investors Baker Capital
Data Collective
Khosla Ventures
Tola Capital
Related Certifications Certificate in Data Science Industry Overview

ParStream is a Realtime Big data Analytics Software provider that operates from Cupertino and Germany. Launched in 2011 in Germany by Michael Hummel, Joerg Bienert, Norbert Heuber, ParStream is able to analyse massive amounts structured and semi-structured data at high-speed. The High Performance Compressed Index (HCPI) that they develop enables fast and accurate decompression of the data.
ParStream does not use Hadoop as Joerg Bienert believes it is not great for real-time analytics and used this unique compressed indexing method with massive parallel processing to deliver real-time and low latency results for Big Data analytics. The database allows the companies to analyze large amounts of data and store it in anywhere in the network. ParStream is capable of running on standard infrastructure, in private or public clouds as well as on premises on single servers or dedicated server clusters.Instead of sending this data to a centralized server, now a company can store the data at the edge of the network, closer and track results even across a highly distributed network.
ParStream was part of the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence start up program. Late 2015, Cisco acquired Parstream and team is integrated into Cisco’s Analytics and Automation portfolio [1], joining the Data and Analytics Group. ParStream is available as single server, cluster and cloud edition.The company has bagged a total of $13.6M funds from 5 investors.

After the acquisiton of ParStream by Cisco, the company is named and known as Cisco ParStream.




  • 2011 - ParStream was launched
  • 2012 - ParStream raised $5.6M in a Series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures.[2]
  • 2013 - ParStream raises $8M Series B round led by Khosla Venutres[3]
  • 2015 - ParStream was acquired my Cisco

Awards and Recognitions

  • ParStream Wins Awards for Innovation and Excellence in 2015[4]
  • ParStream has been selected as the winner of the GABA Startup and Innovation Award for 2015 [5]
  • ParStream was announced as the winners of the 2014 M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award, presented by TMC and Crossfire Media. [6]
  • ParStream named#1 Big Data Startup by[7]
  • Partner was recognized in 2013 Global New Product innovation Leadership[8]
  • ParStream was named as Cool Vendors in Advancing Data Management Maturity, 2012 by Garner[9]
  • ParStream won the Big Data Award 2012 COMPUTERWOCHE in category demonstrator tools.[10]

Top 5 Recent Tweets

September 27, 2020Calsoft_DataAre you making the most of #IoT #data? by @ParStream
  1. DataAnalytics #DataScience #IoTData #InternetofThings…

Top Recent News Headlines

  • Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges Cisco ParStream's Potential to Define Standards in the IoT Analytics Market with Its Revolutionary Platform[11]
  • Cisco grabs VC-backed Big Data analytics company from Cupertino[12]
  • ParStream Announces 2015 Predictions for Internet of Things[13]
  • IoT EdgeAnalyticsBox launched as ParStream’s research shows data analytics potential[14]
  • How close to the edge should you get?[15]

Top Lifetime News Headlines

  • Cisco acquires IoT analytics company[16]



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