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Kinetica DB Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
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Kinetica helps many of the world’s largest companies solve some of the world’s most complex problems, including Citibank, GSK, OVO, Softbank, and Telkomsel, among others. The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform combines streaming and historical data with ... Read more

Mission: Kinetica helps many of the world’s largest companies solve some of the world’s most complex problems, including Citibank, GSK, OVO, Softbank, and Telkomsel, among others. The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform combines streaming and historical data with

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Kinetica DB – Why Work With Us?

Life at Kinetica

We are a dynamic startup with a fast-paced environment, looking for people who thrive on innovation and the ability to make a big impact. We want our Kineticans to be happy, and strive to create an exceptional employee experience that drives a culture of high performance through a focus on people, engagement, and technology.

Join the Team

Kinetica is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

  1. Kinetica offers a competitive salary along with benefits and perks programs designed to better balance career with home and family, because we believe our employees are our most valuable assets.



Work with talented, collaborative, and friendly people who love what they do.



We offer comprehensive health benefits at no cost to you, and family plans at a discount. 

We encourage general wellness through company-wide fitness challenges and annual health fairs in the office.



Enjoy catered meals and an assortment of healthy and more indulgent snacks. 



Take advantage of tax-free commuter benefits for transit or parking.



Monthly happy hours & team outings keep us from taking ourselves too seriously.



Earn $5,000 for referring an employee. If you're great, we bet your friends are too.




Our flexible time off policy allows you to take time off whenever you need it to relax and recharge.



Every employee is a stakeholder in Kinetica’s future.



Plan ahead and save for the future with 401(k).



We take time to volunteer and support local charities that are meaningful to our employees.


Co-founders Nima Negahban and Amit Vij




How do you evaluate millions of different signals when time is of the essence?

This was the question that started it all.



Research initiated to develop parallel processing with GPUs

Contracting for the US Army in Arlington, VA, future company founders Amit Vij and Nima Negahban find no existing systems capable of meeting the Army’s needs. They build a new database from the ground up, centered around massive parallelization combining the power of the GPU and CPU to explore and visualize data in space and time–an approach that has been patented.


Initial Success

The volume of data generated grows exponentially. Businesses start to run up against the challenge of streaming and analyzing data simultaneously in real time. USPS utilizes the database, GPUdb, to optimize routes and increase accuracy.

Kinetica Founded

Former President & COO of Oracle, Ray Lane, provides initial seed funding for GPUdb to incorporate as a company, Kinetica. Kinetica opens headquarters in San Francisco.


Growth and Expansion

Kinetica closes $50-million Series A financing jointly led by Canvas Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners with participation from Citi Ventures and existing investor Ray Lane of GreatPoint Ventures.

2018 - Present
Growth & Expansion

Business grows in North America, EMEA and APAC regions and expands to Australia and New Zealand. Kinetica launches the industry's first Active Analytics Platform. The unified platform combines historical and streaming data analytics, location intelligence, and artificial intelligence in a high-performance, cloud-ready package with simplified smart app architecture. Kinetica expands its world class leadership team with new hires.


Kinetica DB Reviews

  • "Great company in growing mode!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kinetica DB full-time (Less than a year)


    Great people and great solution which is really needed in all industries to keep up with speed and performance by active real-time analytics. Could not be happier with my choice to work here.


    None or normal challenges you find in a fast-growing company

    Advice to Management

    Stay as you are! open, transparent and respectful

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Kinetica DB Photos

Kinetica DB photo of: VA Holiday Party (the sweaters thou :)
Kinetica DB photo of: Bowling Happy Hour!
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Kinetica DB photo of: Annual Picnic
Kinetica DB photo of: Scrum Leader + Wig + Mustache=Funny Jeopardy Game
Kinetica DB photo of: DCAST Meetup at Kinetica
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Kinetica DB Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kinetica DB (Arlington, VA) in April 2018.


    Was contacted in April 2018 to come into the Arlington office for an interview. Had a chance to talk with the senior engineers for an interview. Discussed my technical background and showcased a project I made which incorporated the Kinetica product.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss technical background and interest in the company.   Answer Question
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Kinetica DB Awards & Accolades

  • Top 5 Vendors to Watch, Datanami, 2017
  • 2018 Gold IT World Awards, Network Products Guide, 2018
  • DBTA’s 100 Companies that Matter Most in Data, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), 2018
  • SD Times 100: 'Best in Show' in Software Development, SD Times, 2018
  • Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year, The American Business Awards, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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