One of the key challenges preventing the widespread use of 3D, VR, and AR technologies is that achieving scale efficiently is difficult when development teams have to account for tailoring their projects for a growing ecosystem of specific devices and then maintaining these siloed experiences. echo3D is a content management system and content delivery network that gives developers the tool to confidently build using its back-end platform technology and ensure that the user experience will be fluid throughout. Similar to what headless architecture has done for commerce, echo3D decouples the back-end from the front with server-side infrastructure, providing the tools and a network platform. By essentially streamlining the creation of and offloading the maintenance of the back end for emerging technology development, like AWS has done for servers, echo3D allows developers to get to market faster and focus on building greater user experiences on the front end. The company, which just rebranded from echoAR, already has 12,000+ developers using the platform to build, maintain, and distribute their applications through a freemium model. AlleyWatch caught up with echo3D CEO Alon Grinshpoon to learn more about how a unified cloud infrastructure for 3D/AR/VR applications will foster widespread creation of tomorrow’s cutting edge applications, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Konvoy Ventures, Space Capital, and Remagine Ventures.
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SQL stands for Structured Query Language and it has been the gold standard used to communicate with databases since it was pioneered at IBM in the 1970s. Materialize, a streaming SQL database company, allows businesses to take the already known SQL commands and apply them directly to datasets in real-time, instead of querying databases. Unlocking insights straight from data results in fewer steps, making the data more valuable as there are no lags and results are provided continuously instead of a single point in time as with traditional querying. Materialize is best suited for instances when the same query is repeatedly asked as found in dashboards, reports, automation, and most application code across any setting or industry. The company’s developer community is nearing 1000 members and employee count has grown 63% in the last six months as the company prepares to move into its new headquarters at the old Slack New York offices. AlleyWatch caught up with Materialize CEO and Cofounder Arjun Narayan to learn more about how the company is making streaming data accessible without specialized knowledge, future strategic plans, and latest round of funding led by Redpoint Ventures.
Parsec, a platform that allows users to remotely access virtual machines and their powerful PCs from any device without any noticeable latency, has been acquired by Unity Technologies, a publicly traded platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content. The transaction is structured as an all-cash deal totaling $320M. “
Data science is highly coveted and championed because its use extracts insights that transform data into tangible value. But accessing and indiscriminately using data ends up creating complex systems that need to be managed, which is a task in and of itself. Rasgo Intelligence is a platform that empowers data scientists to easily use raw data to build models rather than spending an inordinate amount of time processing data for use. The company uses a community-based and repository approach, similar to GitHub for developers, that allows users to explore, clean, join, and transform data using a library of preset blocks and functions. Users then can share features across different models and with colleagues and deploy to production directly from Rasgo with a single API and versioning capabilities. The company operates on a freemium model with access to a robust repository with a paid enterprise option available to users with larger-scale needs. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Jared Parker to learn more about transforming the engineering process in data science with Rasgo, the company’s future plans, and latest round of funding led by Insight Partners.
Stack Overflow, the leading knowledge-sharing community for developers and technologists, is being acquired by Prosus, an internet holding company and investment firm, in a transaction that values the company at $1.8BM.
Conducto is one of the newest tools that’s being used by engineers to automate workflows and simplify complex CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) and data pipelines. Conducto’s pipeline toolkit allows engineers to define their pipeline in Python instead of a configuration language, is easy to visualize as a pipeline scale with more tasks with the use of a tree structure, and is also easy to debug. For companies, adopting CI/CD enables them to reduce costs, innovate faster, experiment more, and improve the quality, security, and deployment of their software. The company’s technology is battle-tested as it was used by hundreds of traders at the cofounders’ previous company. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Jonathan Marcus to learn about the technology, the company’s launch, and recent funding round.
The go-to resource for software engineers, Stack Overflow has served as the information exchange for anything coding related since 2008. The company is now increasing its focus on its SaaS offering – Stack Overflow for Teams, a collaboration platform and repository for sensitive company information. The overnight shift to remote work has fueled the growth of this product. CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar shares some details on the impressive traction, the company’s future plans, and recent funding round from investors that include GIC, Silver Lake Waterman, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures.
Cockroach Labs is taking on the larger cloud incumbents like AWS, Azure, Oracle, and Google Cloud with its geo-distributed SQL database cloud-native service. CEO and Cofounder Spencer Kimball shares some insight on the company’s impressive growth, latest funding round, which brings the total funding raised to $195M, and much more.
There are about 40M software developers in the world, and many of these developers have used platforms such as Reddit to share ideas and collaborate. But DEV may be providing a superior alternative. DEV is the social network for software developers of all backgrounds and experience levels to connect, collaborate, and share ideas. DEV is […]
Indiviudals on the autistic spectrum have traditionally been excluded from the workforce, but this is beginning to change with forward-thinking companies like Ultranaut. 75% of Ultranaut’s workforce is comprised of individuals on the autistic spectrum. These individuals specialize in providing a full suite of software testing services including data quality and integrity. This neurodiverse workforce […]
Handing off your codebase to a new developer often stifles company productivity as the new developer may not be familiar with the ins and outs of what the previous developers did. Looking to avoid issues like this, CodeStream has built the platform for developers to discuss, review, and understand code, creating a knowledge-sharing environment, all within your […]