Back to News

BlueData EPIC Big Data Private Cloud Platform First-Place Winner in Strata + Hadoop World Startup Showcase

Mountain View, Calif.BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today proudly announced that it has been selected as the first-place winner in the prestigious Strata Conference + Hadoop World Startup Showcase competition. At the showcase, BlueData demonstrated its EPIC™ platform, the industry’s first Big Data software that enables enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on-premise. The Strata panel of judges chose BlueData for the highest honor, among 12 finalists, for having the technology, team and offering that stood apart from all the show’s many startups and early-stage companies. On October 15th, the 12 finalists demonstrated their innovations to a packed room of investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, and potential customers and employees for the selection process.

“We are honored to be selected by Strata judges as the top winner among such an innovative group of Startup Showcase finalists,” said Kumar Sreekanti, CEO of BlueData. “This accolade highlights BlueData’s achievement in making Big Data accessible to all by simplifying and streamlining Big Data infrastructure and enabling the creation of instant Spark and Hadoop clusters.”

TWEET THIS: #Strataconf chooses @BlueData as 1st place Startup Showcase winner! #BigData Try 5-node EPIC Edition Free

EPIC is a software platform that organizations deploy on premises in their own data center on their own commodity hardware to create a Big Data private cloud. With EPIC, IT can deliver Big Data as a high-performing on-premises service to run any distributed application using any server with any storage. The EPIC platform is powered by BlueDataTM patent-pending technology, including DataTapTM and IOBoostTM, which eliminate time-consuming data movement and unnecessary data duplication without compromising performance.

At Strata + Hadoop World, BlueData also announced a free 5-node license of EPIC Enterprise, a deployment fully supported by BlueData. Organizations that deploy BlueData software can provision 100 nodes or more depending on their hardware specification and run production workloads. BlueData allows customer to enable multiple users and departments to create their own clusters with no restrictions on the number of cores, servers or storage. With this free, promotional offering, BlueData is furthering its mission to democratize Big Data, allowing enterprises of all sizes to try out a Big Data private cloud with the consumption experience of the public cloud in a fully supported low-risk environment. Customers wishing to learn more about the free 5-node license of EPIC Enterprise should visit

BlueData also offers a full-featured community edition, EPIC One, which allows users to experience the power of multi-app, multi-version instant clusters on a single physical node. To download the free community edition, visit For more information, contact

About BlueData
BlueData is the pioneer in Big Data private cloud. The company is democratizing Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. With its EPIC software platform, enterprises can now build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days instead of months and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches. With BlueData, enterprises of all sizes can create a public cloud-like experience from their on-premise environments and get the same value out of their Big Data as companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo at a fraction of the cost and with far fewer resources. Based in Mountain View, Calif., BlueData is founded by a highly experienced team from VMware, Akamai, Intel and SGI and backed by industry luminaries from Silicon Valley.

Press Contact
Jordan Tewell