A New Round of Funding for Metamarkets

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Today we closed a $15 million round of funding led by Data Collective. Digital media pioneer John Battelle also participated, as did City National Bank and our existing backers, Khosla Ventures, IA Ventures, True Ventures, and Village Ventures. We’re proud to have the support of these organizations and we’re looking forward to putting it to good use. Primarily, we’ll be using these funds to grow our team, scale our infrastructure, and expand our product’s use cases in mobile video and native. Over the past twelve months, Metamarkets has doubled its client base and revenues. Although this is an affirmation of […]

A New Round of Funding for Metamarkets
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Druid Gets Open Source-ier Under the Apache License

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In the process of building a SaaS solution for our clients, we’ve had to invent a handful of technology components that didn’t previously exist. One of these components is Druid, the streaming data store we’ve been operating, scaling, and building for the past three years. Today, Metamarkets runs a multi-thousand core Druid cluster that manages over 10 trillion events and ingests another 50 billion events daily. Since we open sourced Druid in 2012, it’s become an emerging standard for exploratory analytics on massive data sets. Right now, more than a dozen companies use it across multiple business areas (ad tech, […]

Druid Gets Open Source-ier Under the Apache License
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Introducing Facet, A Revolutionary User Interface for High-Dimensional Data

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In 2011 Metamarkets launched Druid, a streaming datastore capable of processing billions of events in real-time. Today we’re proud to release Facet, an interface designed to put Druid’s full power at every user’s fingertips. We built Facet to overcome the inflexibility of traditional reporting and analytics interfaces. While many systems are adept at telling you what is happening, Facet helps you uncover why it’s happening — quickly, intuitively and without the assistance of an analyst or Business Intelligence expert. One of Facet’s secrets is in how it handles the high-dimensional datasets common to the programmatic marketing space. In this post, I’ll […]

Introducing Facet, A Revolutionary User Interface for High-Dimensional Data
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Five Tips for a F’ing Great Logo

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This post originally appeared on Druid.io on July 23, 2014. Everyone wants a great logo, but it’s notoriously difficult work—prone to miscommunications, heated debates and countless revisions. Still, after three years we couldn’t put it off any longer. Druid needed a visual identity, so we partnered with the talented folks at Focus Lab for help. Our old logo (left) was...lacking. Much better now, right? Despite our fears, we cranked this out with Focus in a speedy three week sprint. Not only was the process drama-free, it was actually fun. The goal of this post is to give you some insight into how […]

Five Tips for a F’ing Great Logo
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Building a Data Pipeline That Handles Billions of Events in Real-Time

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At Metamarkets our goal is to help our clients make sense of large amounts of data in real-time. Our platform ingests tens of billions of new events every day, and currently comprises trillions of aggregated events. Our real-time analytics platform has two separate yet equally important goals: interactivity (real-time queries) and data freshness (real-time ingestion). We’ve written before about how Druid, our open-source datastore, is able to offer fast, interactive queries. In this post, we’re going to focus on the challenges around achieving data freshness. We’ll talk about the batch-oriented pipelines we started with, and how we approached building real-time […]

Building a Data Pipeline That Handles Billions of Events in Real-Time
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