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Cask Data , dba ‘Cask’, is a privately held information technology company, established in 2011, with its headquarters located in Palo Alto, California . It provides software and services that enable broad, data-intensive enterprises – such as Thomson Reuters [1] – and many other diverse clients to accelerate their ability to extract value from their big data investments.


Cask helps its clients to reduce data integration and production by offering an intuitive, visual self-service environment for the development and deployment of data lakes and data-centric applications. From data prep to production, business development and deployment of large data solutions with minimal coding and limited dependency on scarce engineering resources. The Company’s open source platform The Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) leverages built-in security and rules / permissions to enable full data governance, metadata, data lineage, and audit trails. Cask’s products are marketed for data warehouse offload, managed data lakes , customer analyticssolutions, real-time data analytics, machine learning for the Internet of Things .


The US company was incorporated in November 2011 under the name of Continuuity, founded by Jonathan Gray, Nitin Motgi and Todd Papaioannou in Palo Alto, California . $ 2 million in January, 2012. [2] On November 14, 2012, the company announced a Series A funding round of $ 10 million, led by Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners, and with participation from Andreessen Horowitz , Data Collective and Amplify Partners. [3] [4] On September 25, 2014, Continuuity announced a name change to ‘Cask’ [5], and on November 5, 2015, the company announced $ 20 million Series B financing led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from Battery Ventures, Ignition Partners and other existing investors. [6] [7] Total amount raised by Cask to date is $ 37.5 million, including investments from strategic partners Cloudera [8] and Ericsson. [9]


Cask is the developer of the Cask Data Platform Application (CDAP) and Cask Market. HAPPY, Apache Spark and other big data technologies, CDAP enables developers, data scientists, and business analysts. Certified by Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR, and available on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, CDAP provides easy-to-use APIs to build, deploy, and manage complex data lakes and data analytics applications, and a graphical, self-service UI for data prep, data ingestion, data science, metadata and lineage. It provides a portable runtime environment for deployment on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment. The first release of the platform,[10] Cask Market is an open source app store for big data, first released with version 4 of CDAP; it is accessible to users from anywhere in the CDAP UI. It lets users download pre-built big data solutions and pipelines, such as S3 to HDFS and ADLS to HDFS, reusable templates and plug-ins.


  • Big Data 50: Top 50 Companies in Big Data Management and Analysis in 2017 [11]
  • DBTA The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data in 2017 [12]
  • SD Times ‘Best in Show’ in Software Development in 2017 [13]
  • Gartner Cool Vendor in Pervasive Integration, 2016 in 2016 [14]
  • Great Place to Work (R) in 2016 [15] and 2017 [16]

See also

  • Hadoop
  • Apache Spark
  • Computer cluster
  • Data integration
  • Analytics


  1. Jump up^ “Thomson Reuters Uses Cask to Enable Rapid Time to Value from Big Data” . Cask.
  2. Jump up^ “Form D – Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities” . United States Securities and Exchange Commission. March 27, 2012.
  3. Jump up^ “Form D – Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities” . United States Securities and Exchange Commission. December 20, 2012.
  4. Jump up^ Leena Rao (November 14, 2012). “Big Data App Platform Continuuity Raises $ 10M From Battery, Andreessen Horowitz And Others” . TechCrunch .
  5. Jump up^ “Continuuity is Now Cask” . Cask. 2014-09-25.
  6. Jump up^ “Form D – Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities” . United States Securities and Exchange Commission. December 17, 2015.
  7. Jump up^ “Cask Announces $ 20 Million Series Financing B Led by Safeguard Scientifics” . Cask.
  8. Jump up^ “Cloudera and Cask Announce Strategic Partnership” . Cask.
  9. Jump up^ “Cask Receives Strategic Investment From Ericsson” . Cask.
  10. Jump up^ “Continuuity Democratizes Big Data Application Development With Industry’s First Big Data Application Fabric” . Cask.
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  12. Jump up^ “DBTA 100 2017” . Database Trends and Applications.
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  14. Jump up^ “Cool Vendors in Pervasive Integration, 2016” . Gartner . 2016-05-10.
  15. Jump up^ “Cask Named Great Place to Work 2016” . Cask.
  16. Jump up^ “Cask Data, Inc.” . Great Place to Work. 2017-03-14.