|[June 23, 2014]
Big Data Start-up Tamr, Inc., Opens San Francisco Office
SAN FRANCISCO & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Just weeks after it launched at DataBeat 2014 in San Francisco with more
than $16 million in financing led by Google (News - Alert) Ventures and New Enterprise
Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., has opened a San Francisco office. Ayman
Khalil, former App Store analytics lead for Apple (News - Alert) in Cupertino, has
joined Tamr as West Coast field engineering lead and will lead the new
The new office will provide a base for sales, business development and
engineering operations on the West Coast. Tamr co-founder Daniel
Bruckner of the University of California, Berkeley, a member of the
original research project at MIT (News - Alert), will be among those supporting the new
office, as well as Tamr chairman Jerry
Held, who is based in the San Francisco area. Tamr is actively
hiring in the Bay Area for sales, business development, field
engineering and software development positions.
"This location gives us excellent access to talent, as well as to
customers, partners and top academic research institutions who share our
mission of making it easier for businesses to use all of the data
available to them today," said Tamr co-founder and CEO Andy Palmer.
"Tamr has deep roots here, with Daniel Bruckner coming out of UC
Berkeley and my co-founder Mike Stonebraker pioneering many of the early
advancements in modern database technology as a professor at UC Berkeley
for 25 years."
"We're seeing a lot of interest in Tamr, particularly from companies
here in the Bay Area," said Jerry Held. "They're impressed with Tamr's
ability to combine machine learning and advanced algorithms with
collective human insight to identify data sources, understand
relationships and curate siloed data at scale."
platform for data integration and preparation lets businesses
connect and enrich all their data, including internal data sources and
external public data sources, as well as feeds from the Internet of
Things. In early customer tests, Tamr was able to connect, curate and
prepare enterprise data in days or weeks, instead of months or quarters.
Tamr's software is commercially available and deployed in production at Fortune
Following the success of initial
research at MIT CSAIL, the Tamr team began building a
commercial-grade solution designed to tackle the challenge of connecting
and enriching diverse data at scale, quickly and cost effectively.
About Tamr, Inc.
Inc., connects and enriches the vast reserves of underutilized
internal and external data, so enterprises can use all their data for
analytics. Tamr combines machine learning algorithms with human insight
to identify sources, understand relationships and curate the massive
variety of siloed data. Tamr was founded in 2013 by big-data serial
entrepreneurs Andy Palmer and Michael Stonebraker (News - Alert), who previously
co-founded Vertica Systems (acquired by HP); and Ihab Ilyas of the
University of Waterloo, with George Beskales of Qatar Computing Research
Institute; Daniel Bruckner of the University of California, Berkeley;
and Alex Pagan of MIT. Tamr is based in Cambridge, Mass., and is backed
by Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.
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