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Ocient will enable much faster analysis of the world’s largest sets of data.

Ocient builds database and analytics software and services to enable rapid analysis of the world’s largest sets of data (trillions to quadrillions of rows of data). For users of Big Data, this will optimize the value of the capture and analysis of their data at unprecedented speed and scale. In simple terms, Ocient’s novel platform can bring in extremely large amounts of data and then inexpensively organize it so it can quickly be found and used. Metaphorically speaking, imagine Ocient can sit under Niagara Falls and catch all the water, bottle it, label it, and organize it. This is what Ocient can do for Big Data.

By fundamentally rethinking database architecture, Ocient can achieve performance levels that are significantly better and faster than competing solutions. Performance metrics include:

  • Benchmarks 10 to 1,000 times faster
  • Analytics that once took an hour now takes 10 seconds or less

Ocient’s speed allows for real-time loading which is necessary for companies such as in financial markets with constant bids, asks, and trades being executed; tech where multi-second analysis is necessary such as navigation systems; adtech; law enforcement; and network security. Ocient’s speed allows for more queries in a period of time. Ocient’s user-friendly technology was created with switching costs and market adoption in mind, making it an easy transition for any company.

Quick Facts for Investors

Location Chicago
VCapital Invested 2020
CEO Chris Gladwin
Founded 2016
Founded By Chris Gladwin, Joe Jablonski, George Kondiles
Industry Software as a Service (SaaS)

Why We Invested

Data is everywhere and forecasted to grow at 800% over the next five years worldwide.

Remember that entrepreneur named Chris Gladwin who started Cleversafe? That exit brought many of our investors more than ten times their investment. The very earliest BVC investors made a multiple of 38 times their investment. Read more on our website.

Chris is tackling an even more complex problem and is four years into it at a time when exits in this sector are significantly greater than Cleversafe’s sale to IBM for $1.3B in 2015. Ocient intends to do for Big Data analysis what Cleversafe did for Big Data storage.

Cleversafe’s $1.3B exit to IBM took ten years. It was clearly well worth it. This time, Chris and his former Cleversafe team:

  •  are four years in
  • have 40 full-time engineers
  • have already raised $25M from top-tier VCs (including OCA Ventures, which led Cleversafe at start-up with Batterson Venture Capital, and InQTel, CIA’s venture arm, which is a strategic investor)
  • are in a time when valuations are extremely high

Ocient forecasts $100M+ in revenue in 2026/2027 at which point an exit exceeding Cleversafe may be possible. There is a high probability that Ocient will be acquired before an IPO by companies such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, Snowflake, or Oracle.

News and Updates

June 25, 2024
How Ocient Delivers Best in Class Geospatial Capabilities
June 25, 2024
Digital disruption at TM Forum’s DTW24-Ignite conference
June 25, 2024
How AI’s Scalability Challenges are Solved by Ocient’s High-Density Storage Solutions – Six Five On the Road
March 11, 2024
Ocient Secures $49.4 Million to Power the Growth of its Energy Efficient Data Analytics Solutions
September 19, 2023
Ocient Survey Reveals Growing Importance of Hyperscale Data Management for Enterprises
September 19, 2023
Survey Surfaces Major Data Analytics Shift
May 16, 2023
TechChicago Byte Sized Talks with Chris Gladwin
March 10, 2023
Hyperscale Analytics Growing Faster Than Expected, Ocient Says
January 30, 2023
The Hyperscale Revolution: Global companies that are leading the way
January 25, 2023
Google Cloud reveals how it’s powering the growth of a trio of innovative big data startups
January 2, 2023
14 data predictions for enterprise growth in 2023
December 17, 2022
The 10 Coolest Business Analytics Tools Of 2022
December 14, 2022
The Outlook for Data Warehouses in 2023: Hyperscale Data Analysis at a Cost Advantage
October 12, 2022
Ocient Delivers Ad Hoc Analytics on Hyperscale Workloads
September 22, 2022
Ocient wins 1871's 15th annual Momentum Award
April 28, 2022
The Coolest Data Warehouse Companies Of The 2022 Big Data 100
April 28, 2022
Ocient Announces General Availability of the Ocient Hyperscale Data Warehouse Version 19
April 27, 2022
Back to the Future: How Ocient Enables Hyperscale Data Analysis for Connected Cars
April 5, 2022
MarTech Interview with Chris Gladwin, CEO and Co-founder at Ocient
March 22, 2022
Chris Gladwin on the impact of hyperscale data analytics
March 18, 2022
MediaMath Implementing Hyperscale Data Analytics With Ocient
February 11, 2022
Ocient tames data munching adtech monster
January 24, 2022
How Disrupting the Data Storage Industry Paved the Way for Chris Gladwin in Data Analytics
January 21, 2022
Ian Drury joins Ocient as CTO
December 31, 2021
Ocient CEO Chris Gladwin: Analyzing the World's Largest Datasets
December 15, 2021
The tradeoffs of moving to the cloud can be alleviated with a hybrid approach
December 8, 2021
Ocient’s massively parallel relational database speed machine
July 13, 2021
Ocient is hiring!
January 25, 2021
Ocient Announces $40 Million Series B to Help Organizations Manage Modern Data Demands
October 19, 2020
How Ocient Eliminates Its Carbon Footprint
August 12, 2020
Ocient Partners with Tableau to Power Business Intelligence for the World's Largest Datasets
June 11, 2020
Ocient Completes Additional $15 Million of Funding