SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Datameer today announced the creation of a new Innovation Office, to be led by founding members of Datameer, Frank Henze, formerly VP of Product, now VP of Innovation, and supported by Peter Voss, Chief Technology Officer. Additionally, Datameer has hired seasoned professional services executive Tarlock Sagoo to lead Datameer’s customer success and services organization and has promoted Raghu Thiagarajan to VP of Product Management.
According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will grow from $130.1 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020, with estimates of the amount of data created in the world annually rising to 180 Zettabytes in 2025 (up from less than 10 Zettabytes in 2015 and 44 Zettabytes in 2020). The timely establishment of Datameer’s new innovation office and investment in product and customer success demonstrates Datameer’s commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation, while doubling down on efforts to provide the high quality client support and product satisfaction that customers have come to expect in an accelerating marketplace.
Throughout their entire tenure at Datameer, Henze and Voss have demonstrated an excellent track record of identifying and capitalizing on emerging technology trends, making them the ideal team to champion Datameer’s innovation efforts moving forward. Since its founding in 2009, with both Henze and Voss at the helm, the Datameer team has consistently delivered industry-first innovations, ranging from its namesake product being the first big data analytics solution built natively on Hadoop, to Smart Analytics, which makes applying advanced algorithms to big data as simple as drag-and-drop. Datameer Smart Execution, which automatically selects the best execution engine for processing big data analyses, and most recently, SmartAI, an industry-first solution for deploying AI to the enterprise at big data scale, are also among countless other product innovations Datameer brought to market that push the envelope in terms of big data democratization.
The Innovation Office will be focused on identifying market trends for long-term product investments, partnering closely with Thiagarajan who will be in charge of driving and delivering roadmap alongside Datameer’s engineering team. Thiagarajan joined Datameer in early 2015, bringing over 20 years of experience in product management and strategy from data industry leaders like Sybase, IBM, Tibco, and most recently, Hortonworks.
Sagoo is a seasoned Professional Services leader who has held multiple roles in business intelligence, analytics and big data at companies like Business Objects, RapidMiner and TIBCO Software. In his new role, Sagoo will be leading Datameer’s Customer Success, Professional Services and Support teams, all of whom play critical roles in the ongoing success of Datameer clients by ensuring their big data initiatives are supported and optimized for maximum return on investment.
“As big data and its surrounding markets continues to grow, Datameer is well-positioned to stay at the head of the pack in terms of innovation and ensuring that our customers receive best-in-class solutions and support for their big data initiatives,” said Christian Rodatus, CEO of Datameer. “Frank, Peter, Tarlock and Raghu will all play a critical role in delivering on Datameer’s continued commitment to providing our customers with industry-leading, innovative solutions to their big data and analytics needs.”
Datameer is the only big data engineering platform that enables the creation, preparation and consumption of an enterprise data lake in a single solution. Datameer helps enterprises gain value from their data lakes in days, not weeks, by empowering data engineers to create secure data pipelines to feed downstream analytic use cases within Datameer, or, in existing BI tooling. Leading brands such as Aetna, American Airlines, British Telecom, National Instruments, Priceline, Sophos and Telefonica all use Datameer to build trusted big data pipelines to feed business-critical analyses. Learn more at www.datameer.com.
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