Cascading champion Concurrent raises $10M

Big data startup Concurrent has raised a $10 million series B round of venture capital from Bain Capital Ventures, Rembrandt Ventures and True Ventures (Disclosure: True Ventures is also an investor in Gigaom). The company actually made its name building and supporting Cascading, a framework that many folks use to build Hadoop applications and data workflows at a higher level than writing MapReduce jobs, but is now also pushing application performance management with a product called Driven. Concurrent launched in 2007 and has raised nearly $15 million since first taking venture financing in 2011.

Concurrent is building a Hadoop assembly line in open source

Cascading creator Concurrent has developed a new open source tool called Pattern for running machine learning models on Hadoop clusters. When combined with its SQL tool called Lingual, users can move data from one stage to another easily.

Concurrent gets $4M for higher-level Hadoop

Cascading proprietor Concurrent has secured $4 million in venture capital in order to advance its efforts toward easing the development of big data applications.

Meet the combo powering Hadoop at Etsy, Airbnb and Climate Corp.

Etsy, Airbnb and the Climate Corporation are all using a combination of Cascading and Amazon Elastic MapReduce to make creating Hadoop jobs as simple as possible. But they’re not the only options for doing so — simplifying Hadoop usage is big business in the IT world.

How Etsy handcrafted a big data strategy

E-commerce site Etsy has grown to 25 million unique visitors and 1.1 billion page views per month, and it’s generating the data volumes to match. Using tools such as Hadoop and Splunk, Etsy is turning terabytes of data per day into a better product.

Concurrent raises $900K to make Hadoop easier

Concurrent, the company providing the Cascading data workflow API, has raised a $900,000 seed round to capitalize on the newfound excitement around Hadoop. Cascading is an open-source API for creating and running data workflows atop Hadoop clusters.

Vid-Biz: Concurrent, BlinkBox, Verivue

U.S. Lets Hollywood Disable Home TV Outputs to Prevent Piracy; the film industry can block outputs on home television equipment so studios can offer first-run movies while preventing viewers from making illicit copies, FCC regulators ruled. (Bloomberg)

Mediacom Taps Concurrent To Aggregate Viewing Metrics; under the agreement, Concurrent will provide Mediacom a hosted media-data service to support the MSO’s marketing, advertising sales, engineering and operations strategies. (Multichannel News)

BlinkBox Begins Off-PC Box Delivery With PS3 Service; Blinkbox is launching a version of its pay-per view web-based TV and movie streaming service customized for PlayStation 3’s web browser, with other non-computer devices to follow. (paidContent:UK)

Shaw Cranks Up VOD With Verivue; the MSO will provide additional HD and standard-def content to customers in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg service areas with Verivue’s MDX 9200, which integrates VOD servers, storage, networking and applications. (Multichannel News)

Multiplatform Viewing Reflects Mass Market Behavior; Epix says two-thirds of subscribers to the service report viewing movies online, while 59 percent say they view entertainment programming on linear TV, on-demand and online. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Viewer-Engagement Rankings Signal Change for TV Industry; according to Nielsen, the most engaging shows on TV are ABC’s Lost, The Middle, Brothers & Sisters and NBC’s Chuck. (AdAge)

Vid-Biz: Warner DVDs, Babelgum, NBA

Warner Bros. Does Burn-to-Order DVDs for Classics; consumers can choose from 150 flicks never before released on DVD. Once ordered, a DVD will be burned, packaged and delivered in five days. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Babelgum Launches U.S. Version of Its Mobile Video App, Redesigns Site; iPhone and iPod Touch users can now access content from the web TV service; company also announced a new Flash-based site, allowing viewers to watch videos from within the browser with no plug-in required. (paidContent:UK)
Cartoon Network Partners with NBA; two will develop long- and short-form content for a variety of platforms. (TVWeek)
Concurrent Computer Expanding its VOD Platform; company will use its MediaHawk to provide real-time transcoding of MPEG-2 digital video to mobile, web and progressive download formats. (Multichannel News)
Cox Chooses NDS for Tru2way Apps; services being developed for the cable company’s set-top boxes include telephony, email, news, games and more. (release)