GPU database startup SQream raises $26.4 million Series B funding led by Alibaba Group
Back in February, we reported about Alibaba partnering with big data GPU database startup SQream to deliver cloud database in China. Now Alibaba is betting big on the company with new funding. Yesterday, the Tel Aviv, Israel-based GPU database developer SQream announced that it has raised a $24.6-million strategic Series B funding to cement SQream’s position as the leading GPU database of choice for enabling enterprises to maximize and leverage their big data analytics. The latest funding is led by Alibaba Group with participation from existing and new investors including Hanaco Venture Capital, Sistema.vc, World Trade Ventures, Paradiso Ventures, Glory Ventures, and Silvertech Ventures.
Founded in 2010 by Ami Gal, Kostya Varakin and Razi Shoshani, SQream Technologies delivers the most flexible database for huge dataset analytics. Global enterprises use SQream DB to analyze more data than ever before. SQream DB delivers business intelligence acceleration for smart, informed, near real-time time decision making based on large data sets, in the age of immense amounts of data.
SQream DB, a powerful SQL analytical database, enables companies to analyze up to 20 times more data, up to 100 times faster, at as little as 10% of the cost and administration. SQream DB harnesses the power of thousands of parallel processing cores in NVIDIA GPUs. The solution allows users to easily ingest, store and analyze tens to hundreds of terabytes of data and more with significantly reduced infrastructure and manpower resources. The result is unparalleled power and flexibility to explore and analyze massive amounts of data. The latest investment reinforces the rising challenge facing enterprises to take full advantage of rapidly growing data stores.
“SQream is uniquely positioned to provide enterprises with the solution they require to lower the barrier for accessing and analyzing rapidly growing, large-scale data stores in the cloud. We are pleased to expand our relationship with SQream, and work together to accelerate the growth of the cloud industry,” said Chaoqun Zhan, Director of Alibaba Database Business.
This strategic investment deepens the relationship between Alibaba Cloud and SQream. In February, the companies announced a collaboration agreement to provide Alibaba Cloud’s customers with a cost effective way to set up, access and analyze data in the cloud, enabling more comprehensive analytics and previously unobtainable business intelligence.
“We are very gratified with the vote of confidence we have received from this round’s lead investor, Alibaba Group, and our other key investors,” said Ami Gal, CEO and Co-founder of SQream. “The financing enables us to accelerate technological integration with ecosystem partners, and to grow our global sales and marketing team as we help enterprises worldwide meet the challenges of accessing and analyzing data from exponentially growing massive data stores.”
SQream develops and markets SQream DB, a GPU database designed to enable unparalleled business intelligence from massive data stores. Global enterprises use SQream DB to analyze more data than ever before, while achieving improved performance, reduced footprint, significant cost savings and the ability to scale the amount of data they analyze to hundreds of terabytes and more. SQream DB is available both on premise and in the cloud.