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Five Brazilian Big Data companies to watch

The Brazilian Big Data market is heating up and local companies specializing in particular niches are increasing their footprint internally and abroad. We list the top five Brazilian companies to watch.
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Precifica

Founded in 2012 by Walter Sabini Jr and Ricardo Ramos, retail-focused Precifica develops a platform for monitoring of products and pricing in real time. According to the founders, the automation provided by the tool addresses the slowness of retails to react to the competition's special offers and pricing. Precifica offers its services based on the quantity of items and websites to be monitored.

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Big Data Corp

Founded in 2011 by Thoran Rodrigues, Big Data Corp's main offering is a website mapping tool that supports the decision process of companies looking to boost their online investment. The company sweeps 30 million web pages weekly to identify payment mechanisms, products for sale and prices, as well as social media integration and user comments. 

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Navegg

Founded in 2008 by Pedro Cruz, Luciano Juvinski and Adriano Brandão, Navegg focuses on online targeting based on the audience analysis of any given website through a tool that identifies audience profiles and successful criteria of conversion pages. Backed by local investors Buscapé Company and Astella Investimentos (pictured above with the founders) the firm has a client base that includes local media giants such as Globo.com, Terra and Abril.com.

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Aentropico

Founded by Colombian data scientists Sebastián Pérez Saaibi and Juan Pablo Marín Díaz, in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, Aentropico predictive analytics platform combines improved user experience with applied statistics to bring useful algorithms to non-tech users. The company is currently being accelerated by Brazilian firm 21212 General Partners. 

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WebRadar

Focused mainly on the telecommunications, energy and transport sectors, WebRadar's tool continuously collects data generated by all network elements and equipment that make up a mobile network or mobile broadband network. Data is then provided to the user in a way that service issues are pinpointed, as well as actions needed to solve them. The company founded by Adriano Rocha Lima is backed by Intel Capital and has a client portfolio that includes Telefonica and Nextel.

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