ZoomData raises $17M to become the visualization layer for big data

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ZoomData is fairly unique in the world of big data startups, headquartered more than 2,500 miles from Silicon Valley in Reston, Virginia. Yet the company has been attracting attention from some big Silicon Valley names, including venture capital firm Accel Partners, which led the $17 million series B investment round that ZoomData announced Monday.

Some folks might remember when [company]ZoomData[/company] launched nearly two years ago, promising to remake data analytics on the iPad with connections to big data stores such as Hadoop and gesture-based visualizations designed to be manipulated. It was focused on streaming data, and the application let users rewind and fast-forward through views of their data as it hit the application, so they could see real-time data, look back at five minutes ago, then walk back up to the current view all with a few swipes.

It was a promising approach, but a limiting one, ZoomData Co-founder and CEO Justin Langseth said…

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