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Zettaset Raises $10 Million to Manage and Secure Big Data

Zettaset, a Mountain View, California-based provider of Big Data management and security solutions, announced on Wednesday that it has closed a $10 million Series B round of venture funding.

The new cash will be used to expand research and development and sales and marketing in order meet increasing demand from enterprise customers, the company said.

Zettaset LogoZettaset offers a platform that uses software to automate, secure, and accelerate Hadoop deployments and help IT teams reduce Hadoop deployment costs.

Dubbed “Zettaset Orchestrator”, the company’s flagship Hadoop management platform works with any open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution, including Cloudera and IBM BigInsights, and focuses on three key areas:

Enterprise Readiness - Orchestrator is hardened to meet enterprise security, high availability, and performance requirements

Software Automation - Orchestrator simplifies Hadoop deployment and eliminates unnecessary dependencies on professional services

Operational Efficiency - Orchestrator lowers operational expenses by reducing IT resource requirements

Zettaset also offers custom tools for managing Hadoop clusters and gives users the ability to monitor clusters’ health with reports generated every few seconds via cluster automation software.

“Zettaset has focused on what the enterprise needs most when it comes to Big Data - security, reliability and ease of use,” said John Kim, Managing Partner at HighBar Partners. “Big Data is poised to be a multi-billion dollar market in just a few years, yet the current technologies have failed to adequately address these fundamental challenges. Zettaset is well-positioned to become the Big Data management platform of choice for businesses of any size.”

“One of Zettaset’s key differentiators is its distribution-agnostic approach,” said Dave Stevens, CTO and VP of Corporate Development, at Brocade. “It’s the only Big Data management solution that can be used in hybrid Hadoop environments to enable migration or expansion of Big Data deployments regardless of the distribution. This means that companies no longer need to feel locked into any single Hadoop technology, providing incredible value to enterprise customers.”

Originally named GOTO Metrics, the company was re-named Zettaset in 2011 at the same time it announced a $3 million round of funding.

Today’s $10 million financing round was led by HighBar Partners, with additional participation from strategic investor Brocade and previous investors DFJ and Epic Ventures.

As part of the deal, John Kim and Roy Thiele-Sardina, managing partners at HighBar Partners, will join Zettaset’s board of directors.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.