Datos IO Emerges From Stealth to Introduce Recovery Platform For Scale-Out And Cloud Databases

Datos IO has announced a recovery platform for next-generation scale-out databases. The company, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., was founded by former Data Domain (EMC), Veritas and IBM Research veteran Tarun Thakur, CEO, and Prasenjit Sarkar, CTO, who spent more than 15 years at IBM Research.

The company is making its first public appearance as a Gold Sponsor of Cassandra Summit, being held September 22-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The company is now offering its Early Access Program (EAP), and the product will is planned to be generally available in 2016.

According to Datos IO, the enterprise data center is being transformed to keep pace with today’s data-centric world, so it can support the social, mobile and cloud environment in which today’s consumers live. Large-volume, high-ingestion, real-time data from various sources is becoming mainstream for the new web-scale, distributed applications that enterprises are employing to gain deeper business insights.  These next-generation applications are being deployed on scale-out databases such as Cassandra, MongoDB, HBase, Amazon DynamoDB, Google BigTable and Spark, which enable rapid development of applications, but enterprise-scale recovery capabilities are required that will allow corrupted data to be removed, replayed and propagated with minimal downtime to customer-facing applications. Datos IO allows enterprises to embrace the next-generation applications they need to advance their businesses by delivering a distributed versioning platform for scale-out databases, and allowing customers to extract value from their data and metadata via advanced data management services.

Datos IO received $2.75 million in oversubscribed Seed funding and $12.5 million in oversubscribed Series A funding, for a total of $15.25 million, from leading investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and True Ventures along with a number of angel investors. John Vrionis, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Puneet Agarwal, partner at True Ventures, will be joining Tarun and Prasenjit on the board of directors. The funding will be used to build the sales and engineering teams needed to bring the product to market, onboard the first revenue-generating customers and continue product innovation.

At Cassandra Summit, Datos IO will be presenting two sessions: Reinventing Recovery For Next-Generation Databases and Datos IO: Consistent Repair-free Recovery for Cassandra. Datos IO CEO Tarun Thakur will appear in an executive-track panel discussion with DataStax, Accenture and British Gas Connected Homes. The company will also give demos in its booth (#114) and hold a prize drawing for a three-day exotic car rental.

Datos IO’s team of advisors includes BJ Jenkins, CEO of Barracuda Networks; Matt Pfeil, chief customer officer at DataStax; Debashis Saha, vice president, eBay Cloud Services; and Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, professor of computer science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The team includes five members from IBM Almaden Research Center, five PhDs and senior technical architects from Google, Netflix, Data Domain (EMC), CommVault, NetApp and Oracle.

For more information, go to