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Start-Up Dremio Closes $70 Million in Series C

Data lake engine cloud software company getting total of $115 million investment

Dremio Corp., the data lake engine company, closed $70 million in series C funding.

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The round was led by new investor Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Cisco Investments, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures.

Teddie Wardi, MD, Insight Partners will also join the Dremio board of directors.

The start-up has grown annual recurring revenue (ARR) over 3.5x over the past year and partnered with many of the world’s Global 2000 companies, to power their cloud and hybrid data lakes. With this investment, the company will continue fueling its growth by investing in expanded product capabilities as well as scaling go-to-market and engineering operations across the globe.

Data is an integral part of every business, and in today’s market, cost-efficient approaches to data analytics are critical,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO. “Dremio’s Data Lake Enginehttps://www.dremio.com/data-lake-engine/ makes analytics directly on data lake storage fast, efficient, and secure, which drives down cloud infrastructure costs while giving data consumers what they need, when they need it.

According to IDC Big Data and Analytics (BDA) Spending Guide, BDA revenue will maintain this pace of growth throughout the 2018-2022 forecast with a 5-year CAGR of 13.2%. By 2022, IDC expects worldwide BDA revenue will be $274.3 billion.

Data lakes allow for the cost-effective storage of large amounts of data in various formats as opposed to relational databases and other data stores. However, the exploding rate of data growth coupled with low query performance from traditional SQL engines means access to that data remains difficult – typically forcing complex data copying and movement into much more expensive data warehouses and cumbersome data marts. Dremio is addressing these challenges by helping data teams decrease their cloud costs and increase their analytics performance at the same time.

Dremio addresses the key challenges enterprises face with data moving to the cloud at rapidly increasing volumes,” said Teddie Wardi, MD, Insight Partners. “The open architecture, high performance, and low cost are benefits that all resonate strongly with customers. Catering to the needs of data teams, business users and IT alike, we believe Dremio is a foundational piece in building modern data platforms.”

Data Lake Engine delivers fast query speeds and a self-service semantic layer that operates directly vs. data lake storage. With it, enterprise analytics and data teams connect directly to data sets stored in AWS S3, Microsoft ADLS, and on-premises Hadoop – without having to send their data to Dremio or copy and move it into proprietary data warehouses.

Company’s team includes leaders from Datastax, MapR, Avi Networks, Pure Storage, Tableau, and Hortonworks.

Founded in 2015, Dremio is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

More about what Dremio’s funding announcement means to its customers and the company’s product vision, visit the Dremio blog.