Seattle big data startup SpaceCurve announced today that it has set a real-time Big Data performance record for ingesting streaming data and spitting out numbers immediately for queries.

SpaceCurve ran a full-blown analytics test on Tweet records that averaged 2,500 bytes in size and included location, user and time information. The rate of operation was done at millions of records per second, hundreds of billions of records per day and petabytes of data per day — a new record, according to SpaceCurve.

The results were stored as complex data models and made available immediately for queries.

“We are changing the economics of Big Data by providing real-time analysis and insights on volumes and velocities of data that couldn’t be immediately processed before,” said CEO and tech veteran John Slitz, in a press release. “The new response times and capacity standards SpaceCurve has set will disrupt the Big Data market.  With SpaceCurve, companies will now be able to monetize highly perishable data in motion as it is created, extending existing investments and delivering new products and services.”

SpaceCurve is developing technologies that analyze massive data feeds, putting that data in context of one’s location. Examples of how the technology could be used include analysis of weather systems, the Tweet stream or moving vehicles.

The company moved to a larger office in Pioneer Square last November, tripling the amount of space it previously had. The expansion followed a $3.5 million funding round from Reed Elsevier Ventures, Divergent Ventures and Triage Ventures in August. At the time of that deal, SpaceCurve employed 12 people.

The company relocated from Silicon Valley to Seattle about two years ago.

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  • msq

    This is a lightly edited copy of the press release.

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