|Headquarters||San Jose, California|
In 2013, the company was founded by Liran Zvibel, Omri Palmon, and Maor Ben-Dayan. Each were members of the XIV core team, a storage startup acquired by IBM in 2008. The company was registered with the State of California on September 14, 2015.
Series A funding of $10 million was raised in 2013. Series B funding totaling $22.25 million was raised in 2016 led by Viking Global Investors, with additional participation from Walden Riverwood, Qualcomm Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and Gemini Israel Ventures as well as individual investors.
The company emerged from stealth operations with the July 12, 2017 announcement of the WekaIO Matrix™ high-performance parallel scale-out file system for on-premises servers and public clouds.
The company announced the WekaIO Matrix™ storage software on July 12, 2017. MatrixFS, is a fully distributed, massively parallel file system that is marketed to organizations seeking to improve IT agility through software-centric data storage solutions that unlock the promise of the cloud. It can be deployed natively in the cloud with compute and storage integrated into the application cluster or as a dedicated storage server (appliance model). WekaIO Matrix software is designed for performance intensive workloads such as machine learning and AI, life sciences research, data analytics, financial modeling, media rendering, and government or university research.
Matrix leverages the performance of flash technology to support both large and small file access, either randomly or sequentially. This is achieved by aggregating local SSDs inside the participating servers into one logical pool, which is then presented as a single namespace to the host applications. A transparent tiering layer offloads cold data to any S3 compatible object store for capacity scaling, under the same single namespace. Performance and capacity scale independently with resources added to or removed from the pool dynamically as dictated by workload and users’ needs.
WekaIO has partnered with several commercial and research entities to demonstrate the potential of Matrix software both in commercial and R&D applications. WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center Advanced Technology Lab are collaborating high performance I/O research on the Triton Shared Computing Cluster (TSCC). Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE™) partnered with WekaIO to deliver integrated flash-based parallel file system capabilities validated on HPE environments for high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) use cases. Additionally, the company has publicly demonstrated its software operating in conjunction with vendors including Mellanox, NVidia, Intel, and Amazon Web Services.
WekaIO Matrix was acknowledged as a finalist in CRN’s 2017 Tech Innovator Awards for Cloud Storage. In October 2017 the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the company eight new patents related to latency reduction in distributed storage systems and protecting data across a distributed storage platform. The company's IP portfolio includes ten patents with numerous more in various stages of approval. The June 2017 issue of CRN recognized WekaIO in its Emerging Vendors Cloud and Data Center list.
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