Apigee bolsters big data intelligence by purchasing InsightsOne, MapR helps IDEXX scale with Amazon Web Services, and health-care big-data analytics firm Zephyr lands a $15 million venture capital round.
Apigee acquires InsightsOne. Apigee announced it has acquired InsightsOne, a technology company that provides big-data predictive intelligence to help businesses understand consumer preferences. Adding InsightsOne will allow Apigee to expand its big data analytics portfolio to deliver the only platform that integrates the power of APIs with the agility of predictive big data analytics, enabling digital business leaders to anticipate and quickly adapt to business changes.
InsightsOne will be offered as a stand-alone product today and part of Apigee’s integrated digital business platform for mobile apps, APIs and data analytics by mid-2014. "Success in today’s mobile-first digital world requires a single vision that spans and connects business and technology,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “In this new world, the business intelligence and context gleaned through the massive amount of big data available about customers, products, developers – every part of a digital business – must be tightly integrated with technology infrastructure to effect real change. InsightsOne dramatically expands Apigee’s big data predictive analytics capabilities, and we welcome the accomplished InsightsOne team to Apigee.”
MapR selected by IDEXX. MapR Technologies announced that IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a provider of diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health, is using the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop via Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly scale its business at lower cost, and gain access to critical customer data instantly for rapid response times. As the IDEXX businesses continued to grow, its primary data store, a relational database hosted on AWS, could not keep pace. The growing size of this database meant that daily jobs to aggregate and summarize data were taking too long to run and consuming database resources that were impacting online operations.
“We needed a solution which could offload this processing, easily scale to support the growth of the existing product and could be leveraged for future data intensive projects,” said Terry Schutte, IDEXX senior systems administrator for software R&D. The new solution had to be compatible with existing systems, which included the AWS infrastructure and Java 7. “Our primary reason for choosing MapR M3 on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) was the ability to run Hadoop under Java 7 against Java 7 compiled applications,” said Schutte.
Zephyr Health raises $15 million for big data analytics. Big data analytics company Zephyr Health announced it has raised $15 million of venture funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Jafco Ventures co-led the round, with members from each joining Zephyr's board. The funds will help build sales and marketing. Zephyr CEO William King is a pharmaceutical industry veteran, building the company's software that helps drug developers and marketers manage a wealth of data generated by clinical trials, published research, and drug sales. Zephyr leverages technologies to help companies improve their research and development efforts and bring new treatments to the right physicians in the healthcare funnel.