Stealthy startup BlueData Inc., which is testing a product to address Big Data apps and private clouds, raised $15 million in Series B funding, co-founder Kumar Sreekanti told VentureWire.
The round was led by Ignition Partners and includes current investors Atlantic Bridge Ventures , Intel Capital , Amplify Partners and Data Collective. Valuation is not disclosed…
StrongLoop has raised $8 million in Series A funding for its backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) that uses Node.js as a platform for developing mobile apps in the cloud or in the data center. The funding came from Shasta Ventures and Ignition Partners, bringing StrongLoop’s total funding to $9 million.
The company provides a mobile API tier as a way for developers to get access to backend data for their apps. New CEO Isaac Roth, a former Red Hat executive who helped spearhead OpenShift, the company’s platform-as-a-service, says the company is seeking to bridge mobile to the enterprise as much as the web was connected to corporate backend environments through the browser.
With the funding, StrongLoop is launching LoopBack, an MBaaS that is available on Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Red Hat OpenShift and Cloud9 IDE, an online platform for development. Built on Node.js, LoopBack abstracts the complexity of backend integrations. With the service, developers can connect their devices and browsers to data that is either on a cloud service or in the corporate data center.
The difference today is in the speed and volume of the data and the types of devices that people use. Data is delivered in updates to Twitter, text messages and email over smartphones and tablets. Laptops and PCs are still widely used, but the turn to mobile technologies is real. The shift to mobile is in contrast to the PC age when people primarily used the web for browsing and email for sending large files.
11 September 2013
Third acquisition in a year as company strengthens its identity, fraud and clinical analytics to offer 360° view of health care providers
ATLANTA – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the acquisition of Enclarity, Inc. an industry-leading health care provider data and information solutions company. The deal will enable LexisNexis to add Enclarity’s health care provider data to its existing analytics platforms and workflows, and help customers contain health care costs and improve the quality of health care outcomes. The acquisition follows the transfer of clinical-analytics-focused MEDai into LexisNexis Risk Solutions from LexisNexis sister company Elsevier, Inc.in July 2013 and the fall 2012 purchase of EDIWatch, a provider of fraud, waste and abuse technology solutions.
With the acquisition of Enclarity, LexisNexis becomes a leader in health care provider data and provider identity transparency which helps:
• Health care payers and providers manage provider files more efficiently and gain greater transparency into the identity of each provider;
• Health care customers reduce fraud, waste and abuse by better assessing the risk associated with provider identities and quickly identifying hidden, complex and collusive activities; and
• Consumers make more informed decisions by giving them transparency into the identity, practicing patterns and integrity of the providers in their health benefit programs.
“This acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to helping health care organizations address cost-containment head-on by improving effectiveness and efficiencies, applying clinical analytics and reducing costs and offering greater identity transparency,” said Lee Rivas, CEO Public Sector and Health Care.
Through these three acquisitions, LexisNexis now offers end-to-end health care solutions enabling cost containment by reducing exposure of fraud, waste and abuse through detection, recovery and prevention, along with improved clinical outcomes through identity management, predictive modeling and clinical analytics.
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About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions across a number of sectors.
Our health care solutions assist payers, providers and integrators with ensuring appropriate access to health care data and programs, enhancing disease management contact ratios, improving operational processes, and proactively combating fraud, waste and abuse across the continuum.
Enclarity solves healthcare’s provider information problem by compiling the largest, most accurate and current medical provider database. Nine of the 15 largest health insurance plans, four of the 10 largest preferred provider organizations, five of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies and the two largest medical device manufacturers count on Enclarity. Its solutions improve claims processing, provider directories, regulatory compliance and marketing optimization. For more information, visit www.enclarity.com.
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WhipTail describes itself as an all-flash enterprise class storage array, a solution that boosts storage performance. More than 100 customers are currently using the technology, including inVentiv Health, The Pension’s Trust and Ohio.gov.
Cisco’s senior VP Hilton Romanski said that Whiptail will help beef up its Unified Computing System (UCS).
“Whiptail is a perfect architectural fit for UCS because together the two combine a clustered architecture with fabric-based acceleration — all of which is automatable via the UCS Manager and UCS Director,” Romanski wrote in this blog post.
In January of 2012, Ignition invested in Whiptail’s second round of venture capital financing.
“Picking winners such as Whiptail requires understanding the macro trends and the ability to identify winning technology and superior teams early on,” said Richard Fade, partner at Ignition Partners focusing on infrastructure software, cloud and services investments. ”At Ignition we believe we are at the beginning of a cycle where enterprise customers re-structure on these new tools.”
Ignition is rebuilding itself after raising a new $150 million fund earlier this year. The Whiptail acquisition is the latest of many recent exits by companies in Ignition’s portfolio, including Appature, Azaleos, Likewise, Parse, Splunk, StorSimple and Zenprise.