Israeli SQL-on-Hadoop solution-provider JethroData, announced today that it has closed an $8.1 million Series B financing round led by Square Peg Capital, and including existing investor Pitango Venture Capital. This latest funding round will be used to increase investment in sales, marketing and development of JethroData’s technology. JethroData received $4.3 million in seed funding from Pitango in 2003.

This funding round follows closely on the heels of the general availability of JethroData’s unique SQL-on-Hadoop software, which uses indexes to query data up to 100 times faster than alternative SQL on Hadoop solutions. JethroData works with popular business intelligence (BI) solutions, including Qlik, Tableau and MicroStrategy, to enable faster access to data and allow for true interactive BI.

“Business intelligence is still hampered in the big data world by slow access to Hadoop data. JethroData solves that issue, allowing BI on big data at a speed that users currently experience with their EDW systems,” said Eli Singer, co-founder and CEO, JethroData. “JethroData is empowering enterprises to gain insights at the speed of business.  With the support of Square Peg and Pitango, we’re bringing interactive BI on big data to the enterprise.”

JethroData combines search engine indexing technology with modern column store database design to create a single solution. The resulting product addresses demand for storing vast amounts of data while providing fast queries. JethroData’s full-indexing technology enables BI users to enjoy interactive responses with big data. JethroData works seamlessly with any BI tool through a standard ODBC/JDBC interface, and is compatible with Hadoop distributions, including Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and Amazon.

About JethroData

JethroData’s index-based SQL engine for big data delivers the fastest analytics on Hadoop, enabling ad-hoc queries, live dashboards and interactive BI. JethroData customers enjoy the scalability of Hadoop with the performance of an analytical database, in one system. JethroData is headquartered in NYC and backed by world-class investors, Square Peg Capital and Pitango Venture Capital.

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