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Data Discovery Technology Nets DataPad $1.7 Million

Take a guy who literally wrote the book on Python programming tools and add some of venture capitals’ top investors and you have the recipe for DataPad, a new data discovery technology vendor that just raised $1.7 million. DataPad was founded in 2013 by Wes McKinney, who wrote “Python for Data Analysis” (believe me, it’s apparently a big deal among Python programmers) and creator of Pandas, and Chang She, who was a core developer of Pandas and a former data science instructor at Columbia University. Since its launch the two have managed to wrangle $1.7 million in very early stage funding from big name investors including Accel Partners, Google Ventures, a16z Seed Fund, SV Angel, Ludlow Ventures, and angel investors including Jeff Hammerbacher, Tom …

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Data Discovery Technology Nets DataPad $1.7 Million

Update on Disqus: It’s Still About Realtime, But Go Demolishes Python

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:56AM

Our last article on Disqus: How Disqus Went Realtime With 165K Messages Per Second And Less Than .2 Seconds Latency, was a little out of date, but the folks at Disqus have been busy implementing, not talking, so we don’t know a lot about what they are doing now, but we do have a short update in C1MM and NGINX by John Watson and an article Trying out this Go thing. So Disqus has grown a bit: 1.3 billion unique visitors 10 billion page views 500 million users engaged in discussions 3 million communities 25 million comments They are still all about realtime, but Go replaced Python in their Realtime system: Original Realtime backend was written in a pretty lightweight Python + gevent. The realtime service is a …

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Update on Disqus: It’s Still About Realtime, But Go Demolishes Python

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