FactorData Corporation was founded by industry experts with decades of data storage and analytics expertise. With co-founders in both Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, FactorData leverages world leading talent in technical development and startup innovation. Our software, HDFSplus, drives data optimization and control at massive scale without inserting a proprietary appliance, agent or other technology into open Hadoop clusters. A key design principle was to remove the risk of vendor dependence to critical data access in enterprise or cloud Hadoop environments. The net result is a non-disruptive way to improve existing Hadoop deployments by increasing performance, reducing infrastructure and automating optimization tasks.