|By Business Wire||
|November 1, 2010 01:00 AM EDT||
Datameer, Inc. (www.datameer.com), a provider of a big data analytics solution built on Apache Hadoop, today announced that Jeff Miller and Kirk Bowman have joined its Board of Directors.
“We are privileged to have such seasoned executives join our Board of Directors,” commented Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Datameer. “We will benefit from their extensive leadership and management experience as well as their proven track records in building strong companies. Their joining our Board is a clear signal that Datameer is well prepared to expand on its current success in the big data analytics market.”
Miller is an accomplished senior executive and venture capitalist with over 30 years of experience working with some of the hottest software companies in Silicon Valley. From 1993 to 2001, he served as president and chief executive officer of Documentum, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. Following the sale of Documentum to EMC for $1.8B in 2003, he was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, where he specialized in emerging enterprise and infrastructure software markets. Miller has also held senior executive positions at Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, Adaptec, and Cadence Design Systems. He currently runs JAMM Ventures, a business consulting firm, which he founded, and serves on various company and non-profit Boards.
“Datameer is well positioned to become an industry leader in big data analytics,” according to Miller. “I’m very excited to be a part of the team that is driving long–overdue innovation in the way companies access, analyze and use big data.”
Mr. Bowman has more than 20 years of senior executive experience in leading high technology companies such as Equallogic and VMware. His leadership as executive vice president at Equallogic led to an acquisition of the company by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008. Prior to Equallogic, Bowman was chief operating officer of Model N and executive vice president of Worldwide Field Operations of VMware. He has also held executive positions at Inktomi, eXcelon and Parametric Technology.
“Datameer’s value proposition, reducing the cost and complexity of big data analytics, has broad and increasing appeal,” said Bowman. “I look forward to working with the company to help it execute on its tremendous market opportunity.”
Datameer’s Board now includes five members. In addition to Miller and Bowman, directors include John Walecka, founding partner of Redpoint Ventures, and Datameer’s co-founders Stefan Groschupf and Ajay Anand.
For more information, please visit www.datameer.com.
Datameer offers the first data analytics solution built on Hadoop that helps business users access, analyze and use massive amounts of data. Founded by Hadoop veterans in 2009, the company’s breakthrough product, Datameer Analytics Solution (DAS), provides unparalleled access to data with minimal IT resources. DAS scales to 4,000 servers and petabytes of data and is available for all major Hadoop distributions including Apache, Cloudera, Yahoo!, IBM, and Amazon. Datameer is based in San Mateo, Calif.