Cambridge’s Tamr, the stealthy big data startup that gets rid of the grunt work required to prep data ready for analysis, has raised $16 million from Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

The company – formerly known as Data Tamer – launched out of stealth on Monday at the DataBeat conference in San Francisco, reports VentureBeat. 

Tamr lets organizations tap into reserves of structured and semi-structured data, not only plugging it into adjustable, precise visualizations and maps, but also calling upon experts in specific fields to make the results more digestible, faster.

The company is headed up by Koa Labs’ founder Andy Palmer and MIT professor Michael Stonebraker, the powerhouse duo that started and sold Vertica to HP in 2010.

Andy Palmer

Tamr’s 25-person crew is currently working out of Koa Labs’ Harvard Square space. It’s technology is largely based off of research conducted by Stonebraker and University of Waterloo’s Ihab Ilyas.

The software maintains data sets, from both internal and external sources, for companies.

Early customers of Tamr include Novartis, Thomson Reuteurs, and Gloria Jeans Corp., according to the firm’s website.

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