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BigBoards wins the audience vote at Strata + Hadoop World – London 2015

Strata + Hadoop World - London 2015

Strata + Hadoop World - London 2015

BigBoards won the audience vote during the Startup Showcase at Strata + Hadoop World – London 2015, the leading Big Data event of the year. Together with other impressive technological startups, BigBoards could present itselve to a professional jury and the audience.

At Strata + Hadoop World in London from 5 to 7 May 2015, O’Reilly hosted a showcase of some of the most innovative big data startups. The judges narrowed the field to 10 finalists, who could present their product to the judges and the audience during short short 5-minute demos. The professional jury picked 3 winners while the attendees voted for their audience choice.

  1. Winner Modgen generates recommendations and predictions, offering machine learning as a cloud-based service.
  2. While second-place Brytlyt offers their high-performance SQL native database as an on-premise product, their horizontally scaled-out architecture really shines when the infrastructure is elastic and cloud based.
  3. Finally, third-place OpenSensors’ real-time IoT message platform scales to millions of messages a second, letting anyone spin up a network of connected devices.
  4. BigBoards convincingly won the audience vote. O’Reilly, the organizer of these world-wide events, even praised our Belgian startup: “It’s the most tangible thing in this Big Data world of 0’ and 1’s”.

BigBoard’s flagship product is our hexagonal cluster, the Hex, which allows you to install Big Data technologies in just a few minutes. The Hex is a true Big Data solution packaged as a micro datacenter with 6 servers. You immediately employ parallel and distributed systems. It allows companies, who take their first steps towards Big Data and Data Science, to experiment with multiple technologies at an excruciating pace … without investing in infrastructure.

BigBoards was incorporated mid 2014. In the meantime, the Tint library to provision the Hexes encompasses multiple open-source technologies. BigBoards also collaborates with prominent players in the Big Data landscape like Intel, Elastic (formerly ElasticSearch), Cisco, Canonical (makers of Ubuntu), Pivotal and Skylable.

“We are very proud to receive this recognition and massively thank the audience for their support. We never expected this international attention. We were rather focused on developers and data scientists in Belgium, but, recent deals with the Australian ministry of defense, the famous German Fraunhofer research institute and some high-tech Data Science start-ups in New York, force us to broaden our horizon. We face a series A funding for which we talk to various venture capitalists”, says the management of BigBoards.

Strata en Hadoop World is the major Big Data even in the world, organized by O’Reilly and yearly welcomes 30.000 of the best minds in data in San Jose, London, New York and Singapore.

Wim Van Leuven
Wim Van Leuven
Big Data Enthusiast, Technology Leader, Hands-on I am passionate about software and solutions. Organizer of, the Belgian community on big data and NoSQL. Co-founder of

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