Metanautix, a big data startup, came out of stealth to a warm welcome, including $7 million in first-round funding from Sequoia Capital, the Stanford University endowment fund, and former Google VP of engineering Shiva Shivakumar. According to a blog post from Metanautix co-founder and CEO Theo Vassilakis, "Metanautix is about bridging data silos across the enterprise and making the end-to-end process of analysis radically easier and more productive, especially in the face of today's unprecedented complexity and scale."
Metanautix is also announcing an early access program. Enterprises interested in participating can sign up at-- http://metanautix.com/early-access. According to Metanautix the solution is already gaining traction with half a dozen customers, including enterprises like HP.