July 24, 2012

Notes on Datameer

In a short October, 2011 post about Datameer, I wrote:

Datameer is designed to let you do simple stuff on large amounts of data, where “large amounts of data” typically means data in Hadoop, and “simple stuff” includes basic versions of a spreadsheet, of BI, and of EtL (Extract/Transform/Load, without much in the way of T).

That’s all still mainly true, although with the recent Datameer 2.0:

In essence, Datameer has two positionings.

The single-server (desktop or workgroup) Datameer story is something like:

What you get in such a package is a competitor to Excel-based business intelligence, which in particular is meant to work well with data sets that nobody’s ever bothered putting into any kind of relational database.

Notes on Datameer’s data integration story (for any of its configurations) include:

And of course, once the data’s in Hadoop, you can do all sorts of transformations on it, including many that would be impractical in any conventional ETL tool.

And finally, here are a few numbers, customer tidbits, and so on:

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8 Responses to “Notes on Datameer”

  1. Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins | TechCrunch on September 25th, 2012 8:37 pm

    [...] That may sound simple enough, but Hadoop can be very difficult to use, especially for business users who typically work in Excel or business intelligence dashboards and don’t necessarily need to perform computationally complex problems. To help those users out Datameer has developed an interface for Hadoop that uses a familiar spreadsheet model. It also sells a desktop edition that will enable users to run Hadoop on a single desktop machine, with no need to run a big cluster anywhere. The standalone desktop version obviously isn’t comparable to a big cluster of servers, but it can be used as an analytics tool in its own right. For more details on the company’s offerings check out Curt Monash’s analysis. [...]

  2. Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins | Vadnais Heights News on September 25th, 2012 8:42 pm

    [...] That may sound simple enough, but Hadoop can be very difficult to use, especially for business users who typically work in Excel or business intelligence dashboards and don’t necessarily need to perform computationally complex problems. To help those users out Datameer has developed an interface for Hadoop that uses a familiar spreadsheet model. It also sells a desktop edition that will enable users to run Hadoop on a single desktop machine, with no need to run a big cluster anywhere. The standalone desktop version obviously isn’t comparable to a big cluster of servers, but it can be used as an analytics tool in its own right. For more details on the company’s offerings check out Curt Monash’s analysis. [...]

  3. Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins | Krantenkoppen Tech on September 25th, 2012 8:55 pm

    [...] That may sound simple enough, but Hadoop can be very difficult to use, especially for business users who typically work in Excel or business intelligence dashboards and don’t necessarily need to perform computationally complex problems. To help those users out Datameer has developed an interface for Hadoop that uses a familiar spreadsheet model. It also sells a desktop edition that will enable users to run Hadoop on a single desktop machine, with no need to run a big cluster anywhere. The standalone desktop version obviously isn’t comparable to a big cluster of servers, but it can be used as an analytics tool in its own right. For more details on the company’s offerings check out Curt Monash’s analysis. [...]

  4. Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins | New Hope News on September 25th, 2012 9:02 pm

    [...] That may sound simple enough, but Hadoop can be very difficult to use, especially for business users who typically work in Excel or business intelligence dashboards and don’t necessarily need to perform computationally complex problems. To help those users out Datameer has developed an interface for Hadoop that uses a familiar spreadsheet model. It also sells a desktop edition that will enable users to run Hadoop on a single desktop machine, with no need to run a big cluster anywhere. The standalone desktop version obviously isn’t comparable to a big cluster of servers, but it can be used as an analytics tool in its own right. For more details on the company’s offerings check out Curt Monash’s analysis. [...]

  5. Latest Stock Market and Wall Street stories » Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins on September 25th, 2012 9:48 pm

    [...] That may sound simple enough, but Hadoop can be very difficult to use, especially for business users who typically work in Excel or business intelligence dashboards and don’t necessarily need to perform computationally complex problems. To help those users out Datameer has developed an interface for Hadoop that uses a familiar spreadsheet model. It also sells a desktop edition that will enable users to run Hadoop on a single desktop machine, with no need to run a big cluster anywhere. The standalone desktop version obviously isn’t comparable to a big cluster of servers, but it can be used as an analytics tool in its own right. For more details on the company’s offerings check out Curt Monash’s analysis. [...]

  6. NerdSites.com – Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins on September 25th, 2012 10:21 pm

    [...] That may sound simple enough, but Hadoop can be very difficult to use, especially for business users who typically work in Excel or business intelligence dashboards and don’t necessarily need to perform computationally complex problems. To help those users out Datameer has developed an interface for Hadoop that uses a familiar spreadsheet model. It also sells a desktop edition that will enable users to run Hadoop on a single desktop machine, with no need to run a big cluster anywhere. The standalone desktop version obviously isn’t comparable to a big cluster of servers, but it can be used as an analytics tool in its own right. For more details on the company’s offerings check out Curt Monash’s analysis. [...]

  7. Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins | Hosting In on September 25th, 2012 11:22 pm

    [...] That may sound simple enough, but Hadoop can be very difficult to use, especially for business users who typically work in Excel or business intelligence dashboards and don’t necessarily need to perform computationally complex problems. To help those users out, Datameer has developed an interface for Hadoop that uses a familiar spreadsheet model. It also sells a desktop edition that will enable users to run Hadoop on a single desktop machine, with no need to run a big cluster anywhere. The standalone desktop version obviously isn’t comparable to a big cluster of servers, but it can be used as an analytics tool in its own right. For more details on the company’s offerings check out Curt Monash’s analysis. [...]

  8. Datameer on April 30th, 2014 7:23 pm

    I know this post is a little outdated, but Datameer issued its version 4.0 software and it had a killing instant visualization feature names “flip side” which brings instant visualization into big data.

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