Open-source Big Data software company Cask Data has secured a $20 million Series B financing, which will be used to expand the company’s platform enhancements and develop a broad sales team. The round was led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE) and saw participation from Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners, among others. Founded in 2011, Cask offers a platform that aims to enable quick and easy development and deployment of applications for Hadoop. The company previously secured a $2.5 million financing in August of last year that generated a valuation of $55.9 million. Congruent with the most recent round, Philip D. Moyer of Safeguard Scientifics and Frank Artale of Ignition Partners have joined Cask’s Board of Directors.