MapR has secured a further $50 million in funding, bringing its total investment to almost $200 million.
The investment rounds have included Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, New Enterprise Associated, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.
John Schroeder, founder and CEO, MapR Technologies, is quoted by CBROnline.com as saying: “Our ongoing momentum is fuelled by a world-class team that is driving innovation and growth across every facet of our organisation.
“This new funding strengthens our balance sheet as we look ahead to an initial public offering.”
Meanwhile, MapR, which claims to be the only provider of a converged data platform, has also signed up CellOS for its services.
Converged data platforms are a relatively new service, and they essentially bring together different services that previously were provided separately.
A converged data platform can provide real-time data, data storage and database tasks all in one convenient location.
The MapR Converged Data Platform integrates Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark with real-time databases, global event streaming, and enterprise storage.
Apache is thought to be the world’s most widely-used web server software.
CellOS, which provides software for communications, says it will use the MapR platform with Apache Drill and Apache Spark to help monetise mobile broadband.
The data flowing in broadband networks continues to grow at breakneck pace, says CellOS, and communication service providers are growing increasingly aware of the value of this data.
“We view MapR as an ideal partner that fits our focus on providing real-time solutions for a streaming database,” said Kamlesh Patel, the CEO of CellOS Software.
“With impressive scaling and performance, the MapR Platform helps us offer an even more powerful and unique solution in the market for real-time applications. This really is a new era for us.”
Among features CellOS will offer is the Zoomdata stack, which provides visual analysis of big datasets in seconds, says the company.
“Due to our real-time price performance envelope, the MapR Platform will create added value to CellOS’ already impressive offering,” said Martin Darling, APAC vice president, MapR Technologies.
“CellOS selected the MapR Converged Data Platform for its streaming architecture, allowing data to be processed as it arrives. Additionally, the cost of reliable storage will become a key component of the big data business case as data volumes continue to grow tremendously.”