Opani Turns Data Analysis Scripts into Secure Web Apps

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Opani (http://opani.com), a startup that enables big data teams to share analysis by turning them into beautiful, interactive web apps, today announces the availability of its private cloud solution. Opani currently hosts a selection of apps for the social web, the health care industry, and for genomics and life science applications.

"Teams are looking for frictionless solutions to combine data from Hadoop, traditional databases, and the real-time web," said Dirk Neumann, co-founder of Opani. "We offer this in a beautiful web application and integrate with desktop data tools such as RStudio and Matlab that make sharing fun and secure. With Opani one can use existing scripting languages to effortlessly explore and visualize large data sets regardless of storage format."

With a free account, anyone can create public apps at Opani.com. By cloning any of the existing apps, one can start exploring and visualizing public data sets within a few minutes of signing up. The Opani private cloud solution brings the same functionality to teams within organizations.

"Our expectations of data are changing", said Ryan Witt, co-founder of Opani. "Data scientists and enterprises demand real understanding which comes from modeling multiple data sources. We believe that the biggest roadblocks around big data can be removed by efficient collaboration. Opani.com delivers this today."

About Opani

Opani is a software company that helps data teams to share their analyses via beautiful and interactive web apps. Founded by Dirk Neumann and Ryan Witt, two graduates of the California Institute of Technology, Opani enables data scientists to combine and model data from Hadoop, traditional databases and the real-time web using popular analytical languages such as R and Python.

Founder Bios

Dirk Neumann is a repeat entrepreneur and holds a PhD in Computation and Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology, a MS in Computer Science from the University of Technology Munich, and a diploma in Psychology he acquired at the Humboldt University in Berlin and at the University Tübingen, Germany. In his previous life as a scientist, Dirk studied brain networks and soccer robots.

Ryan Witt is an espresso lover and has previously led the development of an internet acceleration product for Caltech startup FastSoft. Ryan holds a BS in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology and studied network protocols for high-performance computing at the Caltech Netlab.


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