Dataiku, a market leader in the artificial intelligence and big data industries, was founded by Clément Sténac, Florian Duetteau, Marc Batty, and Thomas Cabrol. The founding team aimed to create an all-in-one big data tool to clean, visualize, model, and deploy data projects. As a result, the Dataiku Data Science Studio was born, a data science software platform aimed at data scientists, analysts, and engineers allowing them to deliver products more efficiently and effectively. The platform allows companies to innovate with their own data and create a data lab of their own, allowing data science and non-engineers to work together.
“The intelligibility of algorithms is becoming more critical than their performance,” Clément said in an interview with Sous Le Capot. “It’s necessary to be able to explain algorithmic decisions. As such, some clients choose to not deploy the most powerful model, but rather one that offers a good compromise between performance and the level of intelligibility.”
The company’s CTO, Clément, first gained attention for being a major contributor to the renowned VLC Player, a free open source media player. It is a popular choice for playing media because it supports a huge array of formats and optimizes video and audio playback for specific devices. He also worked as a software architect and manager at Exalead, developing its platform for search-based applications.
Founded in Paris in 2013, Dataiku headquarters are in New York City; the enterprise also opened a London office in 2016. The company’s name is a combination of the words data and haiku.Tags: AI, big data