Database startup Drawn to Scale inks new financing deal

Drawn to Scale, a two-year-old Seattle startup developing a new database called Spire, has raised a round of funding from RTP Ventures, IA Ventures, and SK Ventures. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a blog post from co-founder Bradford Stephens, a former engineer at Visible Technologies and Microsoft. “Spire is, for me, the culmination of years of… Read More


Microsoft to offer Hadoop for Windows Server and Azure

In a surprise show of support for a popular open-source technology, Microsoft says it will offer Hadoop-based distributions for Windows Server and its Windows Azure cloud computing platform — aiming to make it easier to analyze unstructured data, such as web content, along with more traditional business data stored in corporate databases. “We are going… Read More