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Hadoop vs. NoSQL – Which Big Data Technology Has Raised More Funding?

04th Jul `14, 03:57 PM in Hadoop

The big data funding spree is ramping up in 2014 and Hadoop and NoSQL, are leading the way….

BDMS
Guest Contributor
 

The big data funding spree is ramping up in 2014 and Hadoop and NoSQL, are leading the way.

While both are seeing investments pile in, three pure Hadoop vendors – Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR Technologies – have roped in more than twice as much capital as all NoSQL vendors, according to CB Insights data. Whether more commercial promise or hype, it’s clear that investors have been more enticed by the promise of Hadoop, at least, so far.

The data below.

Hadoop vendors

Cloudera’s $900M Series F round from Intel Capital, Google Ventures, T. Rowe Price and MSD Capital was a landmark moment for the Hadoop ecosystem. But it wasn’t the only nine-digit round to a Hadoop vendor in 2014 YTD. In late June, MapR Technologies raised $110M in Series D funding, $80M of which came in equity from investors including Google Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and NEA. In March, Hortonworks raised a $100M round led by Passport Capital and Blackrock. Blackrock is one of many non-traditional investors jumping into tech recently (see the rise of mutual funds in tech VC)

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