Big data startup Metanautix comes out of stealth and takes in $7M

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Metanautix, a startup founded by former Google(s goog) and Facebook(s fb) honchos, is coming out of stealth and has landed $7 million in its first round of funding to mark the occasion. Sequoia Capital drove the investment along with the Stanford University endowment fund and Shiva Shivakumar, a former VP of engineering at Google.

Like other startups inspired by the powerful computing techniques developed by Google and Facebook, Metanautix is attempting to make it easier for the general public to access and analyze data across different platforms, like bare-metal environments and multiple clouds, explained Metanautix co-founder and CEO Theo Vassilakis.

For many organizations that try to analyze customer data, it can be a difficult task to do accurate calculations when some data may be stored in legacy in-house applications or in different systems like Hadoop. With Metanautix, all those data silos can theoretically be linked and treated as one larger system through the…

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