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Cortex (microservices company)

Cortex (microservices company)

Cortex is a San Francisco-based software platform that manages and operates microservices. The company was founded in 2019 by Anish Dhar, Ganesh Datta and Nikhil Unni.

Overview

Cortex is a San Francisco-based software platform that promotes and manages microservices. Cortex enables users to explore, understand, and operate their microservices. Cortex focuses on four main microservice functions: analyzing service quality, breaking API change, organizing information, and facilitating speedy communication. 

Cortex was founded in 2019 by Anish DharGanesh Datta, and Nikhil Unni. The company announced its seed funding round in March of 2020, in the amount of $150K.

Product Application and Integration

Specifically, Cortex promotes Scorecards, a service that allows engineers to build report cards that score microservice platforms against their initiatives and service quality standards. To prevent breaking API change, Cortex prevents softwares from experiencing system failure by blocking pull requests on Github that include breaking application program interface (API) changes. Furthermore, in the case this function fails, Cortex offers an automatic notification service that informs consumers of the failure via Slack and email. To assist in organization, Cortex integrates with identity providers to sync teams with the services they own. Lastly, in the case of a system failure, Cortex aids in communication delays by automatically sending a Slack message with important service metadata.

The company provides users with the ability to integrate Cortex’s platform with other microservices softwares. Some of the companies or services that can be integrated with Cortex include Datadog, New Relic, SignalFx, VictorOps, OpsGenie, Okta, Github, Kubernetes, Jira, and SonarQube

Microbrew

Microbrew is Cortex's community driven content platform that consists of numerous articles about the microservices industry. Microbrew publishes pieces written by Cortex's founders, engineers, and other field experts.

Timeline

March 16, 2020
Cortex raises a $150,000 seed round from Y Combinator.
January 1, 2019
Anish Dhar, Ganesh Datta, and Nikhil Unni found Cortex.

Funding rounds

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Aditya Bansal

Employee

Ganesh Datta

Founder & CTO

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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3. Ganesh Datta and Nikhil Unni - Capturing Creativity In A Remote-First World - The Reorg - An organizational structure podcast

December 9, 2020

Companies

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