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Type Private
Genre Software development
Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts
Area served Worldwide
Products Sqrrl Enterprise
Website www.sqrrl.com

Sqrrl Data, Inc. is a Boston-based enterprise software company which provides Apache Accumulo-based products. It contributes to Accumulo and related Apache projects.[1]


Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Sqrrl was founded by former computer scientists from the National Security Agency (NSA).[2]

In August 2012, Sqrrl announced a $2 million seed round led by Atlas Venture and Matrix Partners.[3][4][5]


Sqrrl's flagship product is Sqrrl Enterprise which uses Apache Accumulo.


  • In August 2013, CRN named Sqrrl among the "The 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2013".[6]
  • In January 2013, Boston Business Journal named Sqrrl among the "12 Boston tech firms making 'big data' possible".[7]

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  1. ^ Williams, Alex (20 August 2012). "Sqrrl Raises $2 Million For Secure, Scalable Big Data Technology Originally Developed At NSA". TechCrunch. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Kolakowski, Nick (20 August 2012). "Sqrrl Wants to Make Database Technology Extra Secure". Slashdot. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Kirsner, Scott (20 August 2012). "New database startup Sqrrl raises $2 million, relocates from D.C. to Cambridge". Boston Globe. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Etherington, Darrell (20 August 2012). "sqrrl Closes $2M in Funding, Moves to Cambridge to Grow Big Data Solution". BetaKit. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Darrow, Barb (20 August 2012). "Big Data Startup with NSA Roots Nets $2M". BetaKit. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "The 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2013". Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "12 Boston tech firms making 'big data' possible". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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