GraphLab Becomes Dato, Raises $18.5M for Machine Learning Tech

The open-source GraphLab graph analytics project is at the core of Dato. The company, which is led by CEO and co-founder Carlos Guestrin, an Amazon Professor of Machine Learning in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, also offers a commercial product called GraphLab Create that was first announced in October.

“While we began life as a graph analytics open source project, the underlying engine has morphed a couple of times, adding significant innovations for the handling and analysis of tabular data as well as text and images,” Guestrin told Enterprise Apps Today.