Data may well be world’s most valuable resource today, given the role it plays in driving all manner of business decisions. But combining data from SaaS applications and other sources to unlock insights is a major undertaking, all the more difficult when it comes to real-time, low-latency data streaming.

New York-based Estuary is setting out to solve this problem with a “data operations platform” that combines the benefits of “batch” and “stream” data processing pipelines.

“There’s a Cambrian explosion of databases and other data tools which are extremely valuable for businesses but difficult to use,” Estuary cofounder and CEO David Yaffe told VentureBeat. “We help clients get their data out of their current systems and into these cloud-based systems without having to maintain infrastructure, in a way that’s optimized for each of them.”

To advance this goal, Estuary today announced it has raised $7 million in a seed round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from a slew of angel investors, including Datadog CEO Olivier Pomel and Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball.

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