SOURCE: Drawn to Scale

Drawn to Scale

March 08, 2012 16:42 ET

Drawn to Scale Announces Funding for Real-Time Big Data

Investment Will Fuel Launch and Roll Out of Hadoop-Based Spire, a Database for Real-Time Big Data

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Drawn to Scale (, the company bringing real-time to BigData, today announced $925,000 in initial funding led by RTP Ventures ( with participation by IA Ventures ( and SK Ventures ( Previously the company was self-funded. Drawn to Scale is the developer of Spire, a database for real-time Big Data with massive scalability, real-time queries, SQL and simplified management. Spire is currently in private beta.

"As the Big Data market evolves, enterprises are confronting the challenges of database performance and ease of use," said Kiril Sheynkman, Senior Managing Director, RTP Ventures. "Drawn to Scale solves this, delivering massive scalability, real-time performance and SQL -- exactly what developers expect in a database."

With this funding, Drawn to Scale will accelerate the roll out of Spire, a database for real-time Big Data. Spire is built on Hadoop, the most scalable and reliable foundation for Big Data. Spire is 100% distributed, easily handling any volume of data and any number of users. Spire incorporates a revolutionary distributed index that gives real-time performance -- in-bound and out-bound -- and simplifies queries, including support for SQL. Unlike sharded databases (with their sharded indexes) that run queries on every node and then aggregate the results (with big hits to performance and flexibility), Spire queries are "single-path" and quickly run on only the nodes that have the requested data. Spire is the ideal database for web applications, sentiment analysis, machine-to-machine, social gaming, smart-grid, machine learning, business intelligence, web analytics and more.

"Big Data is hard, and real-time is even harder," said Bradford Stephens, founder and CEO at Drawn to Scale. "Our dream is to dramatically speed up and simplify Big Data, freeing developers to focus on their application, using familiar tools, instead of spending their time and scarce resources dealing with a complex infrastructure or trying to get a patchwork solution to work."

About Drawn to Scale
Drawn to Scale is bringing real-time performance and ease of use to the world of massively scalable data. Our talented team has pioneered distributed systems technologies and has created some of the most successful early-on Big Data applications. To learn more about Drawn to Scale and Spire, please visit or send an email to Founded in 2010, Drawn to Scale is based in San Francisco, California.

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