Sqrrl Blog

Aug 28, 2012 2:56:22 PM

451 Group: sqrrl data emerges from NSA to commercialize Accumulo NoSQL database

Read more of Matt Aslett’s analysis here

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Topics: Blog Post

Aug 23, 2012 7:59:00 AM

VentureBeat: Big data startup sqrrl helps collect and protect acorns…if acorns were petabytes of data

Whenever large amounts of data are collected, there are obviously going to be security concerns. Sqrrl launched today and announced that it has secured $2 million to make big data more scaleable, adaptable, and well, secure.

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Topics: Blog Post

Aug 21, 2012 2:42:07 PM

VentureWire: sqrrl Lands $2M to Develop NSA Data Tech

With technology born from the needs of the National Security Agency and $2 million in seed funding, sqrrl data Inc. is developing secure database technology.

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Aug 21, 2012 12:04:42 AM

Accumulo: Why The World Needs Another NoSQL Database

In the Big Data world, that means the ability to handle the three V’s (volume, variety and velocity) of data, the ability to process multiple types of workloads (analytical vs. transactional), and the ability to maintain ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability) compliance at scale. With each new NoSQL entrant, hope springs eternal that this one will prove the NoSQL messiah.

So what makes Accumulo different than all the rest? According to proponents, Accumulo is capable of maintaining consistency even as it scales to thousands of nodes and petabytes of data; it can both read and write data in near real-time; and, most importantly, it was built from the ground up with cell-level security functionality.

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Topics: Blog Post

Aug 20, 2012 8:30:02 PM

Wired: NSA’s Open Source Spin-Off Lands $2 Million in Funding

As we mentioned last month, Sqrrl — a company spun out from the NSA to commercialize Accumulo — recently received seed funding from two major venture capital firms, and today, the fledgling outfit announced that those two firms were Atlas Venture and Matrix Partners, which made a total investment of $2 million.

Read more at Wired

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Topics: Blog Post

Aug 20, 2012 7:35:17 PM

Atlas Venture Welcomes sqrrl to Boston Big Data Community

When I left HP Vertica in March of 2012 and joined Atlas in May, I had one primary goal: to attract the best and brightest Big Data companies to Massachusetts and help Boston grow to become the world’s Big Data epicenter. I believe this region is on the verge of a tipping point. With our universities, startups, large technology companies, and investors coming together with Governor Deval Patrick, the greater Boston area is poised to produce the next generation of Big Data technologies that will change the world.

Today I am excited to announce a major step towards that goal. I have invested in (along with Antonio Rodriguez of Matrix Partners) sqrrl, which is a startup that has the potential to become a central figure in the Big Data ecosystem.

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Aug 20, 2012 7:27:11 PM

Press Release: Atlas Venture, Matrix Partners Back sqrrl to Make Big Data Secure, Scalable, and Adaptable

sqrrl, the company focused on security, scalability, and adaptability for Big Data, today announced that it has received funding from Atlas Venture and Matrix Partners. Chris Lynch of Atlas and Antonio Rodriguez of Matrix will join the company’s board of directors. sqrrl’s seed round will enable the company to aggressively hire to meet the rising demand for secure, scalable, and adaptable Big Data products and fuel the release of an enterprise version of Apache Accumulo that extends the core technology.

"The sqrrl team is an awesome group of people that knows Big Data and knows security," said Chris Lynch, partner at Atlas Venture. “Their impressive experience, technical strength, and the maturity of Accumulo will help solve a number of core problems in the Big Data ecosystem. I am excited to introduce them to the vibrant Massachusetts Big Data community as my first venture capital investment.”

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Aug 20, 2012 7:08:12 PM

"Slashdot: sqrrl Wants to Make Database Technology Extra Secure"

“Slashdot: sqrrl Wants to Make Database Technology Extra Secure”

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sqrrl, a startup founded by NSA veterans, wants to make database security a more granular operation.

As if the engineering and conceptual issues surrounding data analysis weren’t complicated enough, firms attempting to crunch “real world” data—i.e., information on actual people, such as financial and medical records—have to deal with a bewildering array of regulations designed to keep that data safe and secure…Read more on Slashdot

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Aug 20, 2012 3:53:39 PM

TechCrunch: sqrrl Raises $2 Million For Secure, Scalable Big Data Technology Originally Developed At NSA

Sqrrl, a big data startup that came out of development at the National Security Agency (NSA), has raised $2 million in seed funding from Matrix Partners and Atlas Ventures.

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Aug 20, 2012 3:52:56 PM

GigaOM: Big Data Startup with NSA Roots Nets $2M

sqrrl plans to parlay technology from the Apache Accumulo project, which enables the lock-down of segments of a record, to make big data applications more secure and compliant…Read More at GigOM

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Aug 20, 2012 3:39:00 PM

BetaKit: sqrrl Closes $2M in Funding, Moves to Cambridge to Grow Big Data Solution

Sqrrl announced today that it has raised $2 million in funding from Atlas Venture and Matrix Partners for its new scalable database technology that’s promising an attractive blend of scalability, security and analytics capability that will especially appeal to companies with tight privacy restrictions around their information. The company, founded by a team of ex-NSA techies, also announced a move from Washington, DC to Cambridge, MA where its funding is based and a vibrant community of big data-focused startups has emerged.

Read more at BetaKit

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Aug 20, 2012 3:35:51 PM

Mass High Tech: "#Bigdata startup collects $2M fundraise"

A former Washington, D.C.-based startup, founded by a trio of national security experts that are placing all of their bets on big data, has received $2 million in its first seed round of funding from investors.

Sqrrl data Inc. , a startup focused on the challenges of Big Data, including its the complexity of its analytics and the constraints by legal and regulatory bodies, has landed $2 million from investment firms Atlas Ventures in Cambridge and Waltham-based Matrix Partners and has moved its business from the nation’s capital to Kendall Square in Cambridge.

Read more at: Mass High Tech

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Aug 20, 2012 8:13:00 AM

sqrrl raises $2 million, relocates from D.C. to Cambridge

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Aug 16, 2012 3:28:00 PM

Big Data District Kick-Off

Join us on Thursday, August 23 for the first Big Data District networking event!

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Aug 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM

sqrrl Talks Big Data and Apache Accumulo @ MIT CSAIL

On Friday, August 3, 2012, sqrrl team members Adam Fuchs and John Vines presented to a packed audience at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Below is an excerpt from the program, which can be found here.

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Topics: Accumulo, Big Data, Blog Post, Sqrrl