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Platfora is a data intelligence company that creates BI software for business users, rather than data engineers and dedicated analysts. Platfora’s products cut some of the complex extract transform load (ETL) work out of data management by querying and creating visualizations from data retrieved directly from a Hadoop cluster.

The centerpiece of Platfora’s product line is Platfora Big Data Analytics, a business intelligence platform that includes an analytics engine, an in-memory accelerator, Hadoop processing and viz boards.

Founder: Ben Werther
CEO: Ben Werther
2011: Platfora founded; secures initial venture capital funding—a Series A round totaling $7.2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, In-Q-Tel and Sutter Hill Ventures
2012: Platfora upgrades its analytics offering with release of scale-out in-memory business intelligence platform for Hadoop
2013: Platfora Big Data Analytics 3.0 released

Platfora is headquartered in San Mateo, California, USA.

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