An infographic released by the website Big Data Startups (below) revealed that investors have poured $3.6 billion into big data startups for 2013, VentureBeat reported. This comprises nearly three quarters of the money that went into these kinds of firms for four years from 2008 to 2012.
The infographic featured the top 10 data startups that were able to secure the most funds. Here are the top five: In first place is Palantir, the big data analytics solutions firm, nabbing $556 million. Document-oriented database mongoDB is in second with $231 million while data- science-as-a-service provider Mu Sigma got $208 million is in third. Cloudera, the Hadoop-based software, services and training firm is in fourth place with $141 million. Another data-science-as-a-service firm, Opera, landed in fifth place with $114 million.