Seventeen More Companies

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-04-16 Print this article Print

Delphix, Palo Alto, Calif.
Delphix turns database infrastructure into software that operates in a fraction of the space while preserving full functionality and performance. With database virtualization, enterprises can reduce complex data refreshes and provisioning tasks from 10 days to 10 seconds and shrink 10 TB into 1TB. The Delphix team has developed products that have generated billions in revenue, including Oracle RAC, used in over 20 percent of Oracle deployments, and EMC Avamar, which pioneered data de-duplication, on pace for over $1 billion in lifetime revenue in 2011.

Fonolo, Toronto
Fonolo enables large companies to improve the experience of customers contacting their call centers. By adding Fonolo's intelligent caller interface to their Web site or mobile application, companies remove the annoyances of phone menu navigation, waiting on hold and data entry. Callers simply click or tap the option they want, and Fonolo's deep dialing technology connects them directly to the right agent.

GenieDB, London
GenieDB is a "layered database" that approaches scaling the web differently. GenieDB provides full replication and immediate consistency without breaking the laws of physics. It is an engineering solution to one of the oldest problems in computer science. GenieDB's product vision is to make its next-generation NoSQL technology easily accessible through SQL interfaces, providing the best of both SQL and NoSQL worlds.

GoodData, San Francisco
GoodData claims to be the first business intelligence company born in the cloud. Its platform encourages companies to take an agile approach to customer analytics by making it easy to access and analyze the data that defines customer relationships across marketing, selling and servicing. It may sound complex, but unlike a lot of business intelligence, GoodData claims it is free to start and simple to use.

Indicee, Vancouver, B.C.
Indicee provides a faster way to create reports for people who are frustrated with cutting and pasting data into spreadsheets. Users with no IT expertise can combine data and set up reports in minutes by accessing Indicee's online service. Others can then easily share and collaborate on the reports using the integrated social framework. With Indicee's online service, there's no software or hardware to install.

Kinamik, Barcelona
Kinamik is a venture-backed software company focused on data integrity. Its mission is to provide an easy answer to a tough question: How do I know the digital records I am looking at are correct? Kinamik's solution for this enormous market need already has had one patent issued, and several more have been filled. Kinamik's product has also won several international technology prizes.

Layerboom, Vancouver, B.C.
Layerboom is in the business of cloud creation and management. The company likes to call itself the "Barracuda Networks of Virtualization," offering what it describes as the "industry's first virtualization appliance." The appliance, called the "BoomBox" enables users to transform existing servers into a cloud environment for much less cost than standard providers.

Makara, Redwood City, Calif.
Makaa deploys and manages Java and PHP applications on public or private clouds. On the cloud of their choice, business application developers can launch more online services faster.  Without requiring changes to their applications, Makara helps businesses respond rapidly to their customers demand for personalization and access.

MaxiScale, Sunnyvale, Calif.
MaxiScale's cloud-scale file serving and storage platform is a breakthrough for Internet data centers and storage infrastructure that fundamentally changes the economics of deploying Web-scale applications. Its FLEX Software Platform addresses the unpredictable and expanding data requirements facing companies that deliver Internet applications via public and private clouds. MaxiScale's Peer Set architecture and single disk I/O small file operations allow data centers to linearly scale a single namespace to hundreds of petabytes, eliminate forklift upgrades and reduce disk spindle counts.

Neo Technology, Malm??é, Sweden
Many applications and databases have increasing difficulties handling sophisticated queries with high performance. Neo Technology is building the next generation of databases for the next generation of data. Neo is leading the Neo4j open source project. As one of the most mature NOSQL databases in the world, Neo4j has been in 24/7 production since 2003 and is successfully deployed in diverse sectors.

Northscale, Mountain View, Calif.
NorthScale is a provider of elastic data infrastructure software with products that enable customers to lower costs while simultaneously improving the scalability and performance of their web applications. NorthScale is in production behind some of the world's busiest web applications: it is the primary database for the popular FarmVille and Caf??« World applications at Zynga; and it provides a shared data management platform for NHN, Korea's largest web application operator with nearly 70 million unique users.
Puppet Labs, Portland, Ore.
Puppet Labs is the company behind Puppet, a leading open source datacenter automation solution. Puppet enables staff to manage their IT infrastructure through a model-driven architecture, automating the configuration of computing devices through a simple cross-platform interface. Puppet insulates IT staff from differences between platforms making IT more secure, efficient, and scalable. Puppet is broadly deployed at thousands of companies worldwide, including Google, the NYSE-Euronext, Twitter, Digg, Yelp, Juniper and JPMorgan Chase.

RiverMuse, Redwood City, Calif.
RiverMuse is the first open source MoM (Manager of Managers) platform for IT Operations Management that enables IT organizations to maintain the health of their increasingly complex and adaptive environments so they can optimize service levels, drive down costs, and respond more nimbly to the changing needs of the business.

SaaSure, San Francisco
SaaSure was started on the premise that businesses need an easier, more cost-effective way to manage their web applications. With the proliferation of online, subscription-based web applications like and Google Apps, our innovative products turn your various web applications into an intelligent, integrated Cloud Area Network.

SendGrid, Broomfield, Colo.
SendGrid is an email service that solves the problems faced by companies delivering email. These problems include email deliverability, scalability, metrics, and the time consuming tasks to implement email features such as unsubscribe links, anti-spam regulations, and corporate branding.

Sones, Erfurt, Germany
Sones is a ground-breaking database technology targeted at resolving the increasing challenge of unstructured data - such as images, videos, user and profile data. This is a cell-based, cross-linking storage concept that is a paradigm shift for the database industry, setting a new standard in regard to scalability and performance in data management.

VMTurbo, Valhalla, N.Y.
VMTurbo's virtual appliances use patented analytics to automate key virtualization management operational procedures. These include complex workload balancing, real time & continuous rightsizing, and virtual infrastructure performance & capacity management. VMTurbo's solution increases virtual infrastructure utilization by more than 50 percent, while eliminating the risk of virtual machine performance degradation and downtime. VMTurbo provides the only virtualization management solution that combines monitoring (Observe), analytics (Advise) and actions (Automate), for proactive, rather than reactive management.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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