12 Cloud Startups You Should Know About

At this year’s Gluecon, 12 early-stage startups have been chosen to show off their companies as part of the Alcatel-Lucent demopod competition. We were fortunate enough to be voted the best demopod company at last year’s Gluecon, back when we were still Rainmaker, and we’re looking forward to passing the torch to this year’s winner. (If you’re competing in this year’s Gluecon demopod competition, check out our blog post “How to win a conference DemoPod competition” for advice on how we did it.)

Here’s a brief description of the startups that were chosen:

Cloudability

If you’re dealing with PaaS, IaaS, or SaaS, Cloudability has you covered. Use Cloudability to bring all your cloud costs into one place so you can save time, reduce waste and nip overages in the bud. Follow @cloudability on Twitter.

Ducksboard

Ducksboard provides a real-time dashboard for all your metrics. Your numbers grow, all together in one screen: your web services, your SaaS, even your own internal metrics. Follow @ducksboard on Twitter.

OwnCloud

OwnCloud is a flexible, open source file sync and share solution. Whether using a mobile device, a workstation, or a web client, ownCloud provides the ability to put the right files at their employees’ fingertips on any device in one simple-to-use, secure, private and controlled solution. Follow @ownClouders on Twitter.

CloudMine

CloudMine is a platform that eliminates the need for mobile app developers to build custom backend solutions for their mobile apps. Follow @cloudmine on Twitter.

EmergentOne

EmergentOne makes it ridiculously easy to launch your API. Generate a complete and customized REST API for an existing application in minutes. Follow @emergent_one on Twitter.

Kronovia

Kronovia keeps social media users at regulated companies off the cover of the Wall Street Journal with a compliance & brand management API used by leading Social CRM Applications. Follow @kronovia on Twitter.

Tempo

Tempo is purpose-built to store and analyze massive streams of time-series data. Follow @tempodb on Twitter.

WhenAUser

WhenAUser is a powerful, easy-to-use rules engine for automating user retention and user engagement programs for web and mobile software teams. Follow @WhenAUser on Twitter.

Distil.it

Use Distil.it to guard your website against unauthorized web scraping, competitor data mining, and more, without impeding your end user. Follow @distilinc on Twitter.

Keen.io

Keen.io provides an iOS client library that minimizes both battery and network usage for minimal impact on your application’s users. Follow @keen_io on Twitter.

Mortar

Mortar is Hadoop in the cloud — an on-demand easy-to-use platform for big data. Get up-and-running with Hadoop quickly and easily. Follow @mortardata on Twitter.

RapidEngines

RapidEngines provides the fastest way to answers in your data. They make applications run faster and quickly identify security concerns. Follow @rapidengines on Twitter.

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