Startups Using Linux in Boston

Via their job posts and information submitted by startups themselves, these are the Boston Linux startups we've found.

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Integration of scheduling & booking into a single API / marketplace, allowing platforms to integrate local business transaction capabilities without direct relationships.

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Developing self-driving technologies for fully-autonomous electric vehicle fleets.

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New internet routing software for companies. Integrates with existing networks, focused on increased security.

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Makers of a tech-enabled “microgarden” that allows consumers to grow fresh food indoors.

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Platform aggregating and analyzing footwear and apparel fit data, providing retailers with tools to offer “highly personalized fit ratings and size recommendations to shoppers.”

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Enterprise cloud storage as a fully managed service.

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KAYAK for car insurance. Quick, personalized car insurance quotes from multiple providers.

Tech Stack Highlights

Python – We’re using python for our core app, with Django/DRF powering our REST API, NLTK for NLP, and pandas running high-performance real time data analysis to calculate things like RateRank and savings estimates. We use Vagrant and Ansible for IT automation, and Jenkins and Selenium for QA automation and deployment to our AWS environment.

MariaDB – Our database runs Maria on RDS, for optimal MySQL-syntax performance. We crunch a lot of data in each query, so performance is key. Some of our queries approach 100 lines long, with multiple nested queries, dozens of joins, and layered aggregation, and we run some queries thousands of times per day.

Backbone – Backbone provided us “just enough” structure for our highly custom front-end MVC, while allowing us to build our own proprietary routing & workflow engine around it. We’re using epoxy for 2-way data-binding, and jQuery + Bootstrap plugins, in addition to dozens of proprietary UI components.

Bootstrap – Our mobile-first-responsive CSS uses Bootstrap as a baseline, but builds upon it to form a highly-customized, well-organized extensible style-guide with our own unique components and layouts. We’re using SASS class-extension, selector-nesting, and custom mixins under the hood to generate our CSS.

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Cybersecurity platform to detect threats coming from compromised user accounts.

Tech Stack Highlights

Apache Spark – We use Spark, Spark Streaming, and the Apache Kafka frameworks for fast in-memory compute, real-time streaming, and lambda architecture. These technologies power our cyber threat detection, remediation and visualization software.

Cassandra – Our platform relies on Apache Cassandra NoSQL database for long-term data analytics and reporting. We use Elasticsearch for real-time search and analysis and Redis for in-memory cache.

Docker – We’re built on a Docker container micro-services architecture and Ansible DevOps orchestration framework for flexible bare-metal, virtual machine & cloud deployments.

Angular.js – We use the Angular front-end framework with D3.js, and NodeJS on the backend.

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3D printing of metal parts.

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Monitoring tech & web interface for science labs & researchers.

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