Waterline Data Science raises $7M to become Hadoop’s data steward

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A Mountain View, California, startup called Waterline Data Science has raised $7 million from Menlo Ventures and Sigma West for its software that helps users make more sense of data stored inside Hadoop. Its premise is that while it’s easy to load lots of data into Hadoop, it’s often hard for users to find the stuff they want or to know where it came from. Waterline helps inventory data based on factors such as is file type, sensitivity level or history. The company’s executives come from Informatica, Teradata and IBM.

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