Palantir Technologies is a Denver, Colorado-based software and services company specializing in data analysis. Palantir, named after the palantíri "seeing-stones" from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, was founded in 2004 by Alexander Karp, Garry Tan, Joseph Lonsdale, Nathan Gettings, Peter Thiel, and Stephen Cohen.
Palantir Technologies products are made to provide data solutions for public, private, and non-profit sectors, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, automotive, case management, cyber, defense, financial compliance, GDPR, insider threat, insurance, intelligence, law enforcement, legal intelligence, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, pharmaceutical, sales and revenue, and skywise.
Palantir's platforms include Foundry, Gotham, and Apollo.
Foundry is designed to make data analysis accessible to people without technical data analysis skills, by removing barriers between back-end and front-end systems for transforming data. The Foundry data transformation platform offers users data security, business ontology, analytical diversity, and openness & extensibility.
Gotham is designed for tagging, securing, fusing, and tracking data across structured and unstructured systems. Examples of data that can be made into single data sets using Gotham are log files, spreadsheets, tables, emails, documents, images, and videos.
Apollo is the company's software that powers the aforementioned platforms. It is continuous delivery software that operates in the public cloud and allows for Foundry and Gotham to be updated with their latest features. The updates are automated and are designed to occur without any interruptions to the customers.
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