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Paxata Recognized as Finalist in Best Places to Work 2015 by San Francisco Business Times & Silicon Valley Business Journal

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paxata, provider of the first purpose-built Adaptive Data Preparation™ solution, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal annual list of Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2015 for two consecutive years.

The rankings celebrate outstanding companies whose employees rate them as the best in the Greater Bay Area. Each year, the publications compile the annual list based on employee surveys that measure worker satisfaction across several areas including personal growth, workplace environment and managerial effectiveness.

"In a highly competitive market, our core values – results, epic, honesty, respect, integrity, gaiety and mirth – allow us to attract, retain and reward top talent," said Paxata CEO and Founder Prakash Nanduri. "My focus is on developing individuals into industry leaders by challenging them to stretch their limits and deliver quantifiable results. We are proud to be in the company of industry heavyweights such as Google, Apple and Facebook as one of the Best Places to Work."

Paxata was recognized for offering a highly attractive work environment that balances fun, like its weekly NERF gun matches and demo bakeoffs, with bleeding-edge engineering projects based on Hadoop and Spark-based architecture, distributed computing, cloud delivery and modern user interface. The company is always on the lookout for top-tier talent and offers referral bonuses to both employees and non-employees that help it maintain the most progressive workforce from around the world.

"As a new MIT grad, I was pursued by companies with high buzz factor, like Dropbox, Facebook and Palantir," said Rishi Tirumala, software engineer at Paxata. "My decision to join Paxata was based on the fact that we not only take our product and customer relationships seriously, we also invest in each and every employee to the highest degree. In the last eight months, I've grown immensely - not because of the easy access to unlimited protein shakes or our weekly NERF Wars - but because of the culture of success we foster both externally with the products we develop and internally with one another."

"When I interviewed with Paxata, I was impressed with the way female developers interacted with their male colleagues," said Ashley Jin, software engineer at Paxata. "Now having joined Paxata, I appreciate how we settle our differences by caring for each other as individuals, pick the best person for a project regardless of their title, age, experience, or gender and put teams together based on everything except politics. While we have a great female/male balance, I'm even happier with my job because we have great people who respect each other."

Paxata launched the first purpose-built Adaptive Data Preparation application and platform in 2013 and created the category of data preparation. In the past year, Paxata has continued to gain industry recognition and achieved the Gartner Cool Vendor of 2014 award in its first year of commercial availability. The company now boasts more customers than any competitor in the space, has delivered significant revenue growth in 2014, and has set the bar for performance at scale in self-service data preparation with its latest Spring '15 release.

Paxata is hiring the best and brightest minds that want to truly change the way data is turned into meaningful information worth analyzing. For current opportunities, visit http://www.paxata.com/careers.

About Paxata

Paxata delivers the first purpose-built Adaptive Data Preparation solution for business analysts, data scientists, developers, data curators, and IT teams, to enable the integration, cleansing, and enrichment of raw data into rich, analytic-ready data to power ad hoc, operational, predictive, and packaged analytics. Paxata partners with industry-leading big data and business intelligence solutions providers such as Cloudera, and seamlessly connects to BI tools, including Salesforce.com, Tableau, Qlik and Microsoft Excel to greatly accelerate the time to actionable business insights. For more information on pricing and availability, please visit paxata.com.

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Source: Paxata