A guide to the DEMO Traction 2015 winners in Boston

On September 16 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, the leaders from 30 enterprise startups all stood on stage in front of thousands of onlookers to tell their stories. James A. Martin gives us the highlights from the event.

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Treasure Data

Treasure Data promises a “simplified cloud analytics infrastructure” as a service, which enterprises can leverage as a data analytics pipeline.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Treasure Data was founded in 2011. Founder and Chief Technology Officer Kazuki Ohta said the company’s goal is to help organizations manage their growing data. “Data is growing rapidly, but…the number of people who can build and maintain the data structure is not growing,” he noted. “There would be a clear talent gap in the future here. So that’s why we founded the company, to provide a cloud-based analytics infrastructure.”

Treasure Data is currently collecting about 100 million “new events per second,” which Ohta says is 100 times greater than the Twitter data stream. The company has 100 people around the world managing its cloud service, with customers in such sectors as mobile/gaming and Internet of Things (IoT). Customers include Yahoo! Japan, Muji, Pebble, Pioneer, and Equifax.

As a use-case example, Ohta mentioned an energy company customer that collects real-time sensor data from windmills it operates. With Treasure Data, the data gathered is used to predict which windmills might require maintenance. This allows the energy company to do proactive, selective maintenance to “prevent windmills from going down.”

To date, Treasure Data has raised $30 million, Ohta said.

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