SOURCE: Platfora


June 29, 2015 12:00 ET

Platfora Named Top Place to Work in the Bay Area

Big Data Discovery Pioneer Recognized for Commitment to Positive Workplace Culture

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - Platfora, the #1 Big Data Discovery platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark, today announced that the company has been awarded the 2015 Top Workplaces honor by Bay Area News Group. The Top Workplaces list, based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey, indicated that Platfora excelled in several aspects of workplace culture, including company vision, career mobility and team management.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day -- the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together." Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

Platfora Big Data Discovery is the only modern end-to-end big data analytics platform built on top of Hadoop. It provides a flexible, efficient and scalable solution to existing big data analytics workflows that are burdened by overly complicated data preparation practices and is available as both an on-premises and cloud deployment. Platfora Big Data Discovery is the platform of choice for organizations tackling once unsolvable enterprise data challenges in the areas of security, customer marketing and Internet of Things.

"This recognition comes directly from the amazing people at Platfora who come to work daily to delight customers and to deliver an easy-to-use big data analytics and discovery solution," said Shea Kelly, vice president of people operations at Platfora. "We strive to keep culture top of mind and we have passionate employees who believe in our company's vision to redefine what organizations think is possible with their data."

The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign -- a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

About Platfora
Platfora is the #1 Big Data Discovery platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark. Platfora enables business users and data scientists to visually interact with petabyte-scale data in seconds, allowing them to work with even the rawest forms of transaction, customer interaction and machine data to find new opportunities and manage risk. Platfora is transforming the way businesses unlock insights, make decisions, and produce better outcomes through the use of its industry-defining Customer Analytics, Security Analytics and Internet of Things solutions. Platfora Big Data Discovery is creating data-driven competitive advantages for leading organizations such as Citi, Sears, AutoTrader, Disney, Cisco WebEx,, Opower, Riot Games, Vivint and TUI Travel. Learn more about Platfora, read our blog, or follow @platfora #YouShouldKnow.