Civis Analytics, Okera, Sigma Computing and Spark NLP Win at Strata Data Event


The annual Strata data event honored the best data science projects and companies from this year’s attendees.

The annual event honored the best data science projects and companies from this year’s sponsors and exhibitors.

O’Reilly has announced the winners of the the Strata Data Awards, which recognize the best and brightest start ups, projects and initiatives from this year’s Strata Data Conference. This year four companies were recognized:

Data Impact Award

Civis Analytics was awarded this year’s Data Impact Award for their work with the City of Houston. The company helped build a new model to improve the accuracy of calculating storm damage. The Data Impact award is given to projects that use data science and analytics to have a positive impact on society.

Most Disruptive Startup

The Most Disruptive Startup award went to Okera for their work in helping enterprises do more with their data without compromising security, governance or compliance. Private start ups less than 4 years old and with less than 100 employees and $50 million in capital are eligible for this award.

Most Innovative Product

Sigma Computing was awarded the Most Innovative Product Award. The company provides live, interactive access to an organization’s cloud data warehouse through a spreadsheet –like interface. It allows business experts to analyze data without the need to write any code.  Any company with a product or service less than two years old is eligible to win this award.

In addition, Sigma Computing also won Most Innovative Company.

Open Source Award

SparkNLP received the Open Source Award. It was recognized for its state-of-the-art natural language processing in Python, Java and Scala. Any open source project, tool or contribution that has led to a significant advance of the state of data science is eligible for this award.

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