|[February 05, 2013]
Continuum Analytics Receives $3M in DARPA XDATA Funding
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Analytics, the premier provider of Python-based
data analytics solutions and services, announced today that it has
received approximately $3 million in research funding from the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop NumPy, SciPy and
visualization techniques for the interactive exploration of large,
multi-dimensional data sets.
This funding is part of DARPA's XDATA
program, a research effort to develop new computational techniques and
open-source software tools for processing and analyzing big data,
motivated by defense needs, but applicable across many government
agencies and other civilian purposes. Continuum Analytics has been
selected by DARPA as a top performer in the technical areas of scalable
analytics and data processing technology. The company will develop
Blaze, Numba, and Bokeh to take NumPy, SciPy and visualization
technologies into the bi data domain. The funding is administered by
the Air Force Research Laboratory (News - Alert) in Rome, N.Y.
The team at Continuum Analytics, led by Dr.
Travis Oliphant (CEO) and Peter Wang (President), is world-renowned
for its Python and open-source expertise. The team has many decades of
combined professional development experience in large-scale, distributed
computing, array-oriented programming frameworks, scientific computing,
algorithm development and graphics, and interactive data visualization.
As part of DARPA's XDATA project, the team will work on a new dynamic
visualization system for interactive visual exploration of large,
complex data sets. Using a novel Python-based approach, Continuum
Analytics will address scalability, interactivity and extensibility at
its core, while maintaining a simple conceptual model for non-programmer
"XDATA is a cornerstone of the government's Big Data initiative, and we
are excited to be a part of bringing open-source tools to the defense
industry," said Peter Wang, President at Continuum Analytics. "The tools
we develop through this project will give DARPA a solid foundation for
continued innovation in the rapid analysis and visual exploration of
massive, interconnected data from heterogeneous sources."
Read more about Continuum Analytics' involvement
in DARPA's XDATA project.
About Continuum Analytics
Python-based data analytics products and consulting services empower
organizations to analyze, manage and visualize big data - turning
massive datasets into actionable insights and business value. Built on
proven, open-source offerings and easily integrated within existing IT
environments, Continuum's tools allow organizations to make critical
business decisions based on their data quickly, easily, inexpensively
and with flexibility. Without having to worry about how to access
their data, organizations can free up resources to solve actual domain
and business problems. To learn more about Continuum's services,
training and product offerings, visit www.continuum.io.
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