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Welcome, Microsoft!

By on September 28, 2015

It’s exciting collaborating with a company that established one of the most well known industry standards in software. Microsoft Excel has transformed the way people work with basic number crunching and now boasts over 750 million users.

Given the success of the spreadsheet user interface for both of us, it’s even more exciting to share that we now have a go-to-market collaboration and Microsoft will offer Datameer’s big data analytics on Microsoft Azure HDInsight in Q4 2015.

Microsoft’s embrace of Hadoop as a key analytics platform expands the Hadoop ecosystem in a big way. Our teamwork will allow enterprises worldwide to have a simpler way to consume and use big data technologies, even further democratizing data access.

We look forward to working with them and our joint customers to connect people to the world’s data.


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Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which 10 years later, is considered a 20 billion dollar business. Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed more than a half decade ago. In 2003, Groschupf was named one of the most innovative Germans under 30 by Stern Magazine. In 2013, Fast Company named Datameer, one of the most innovative companies in the world. Stefan is currently CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others. After two years in the market, Datameer was commercially deployed in more than 30 percent of the Fortune 20. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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