SOURCE: Altiscale, Inc.

Altiscale, Inc.

September 16, 2014 08:00 ET

Altiscale Adds Industry Veteran and Former Hortonworks VP, Customer Success to Its Executive Team

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Altiscale, Inc., a leading innovator in Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) solutions, today announced it has added industry veteran Ulf Sandberg to its executive team. Mr. Sandberg will serve as Altiscale's vice president of customer success, where he will play a critical role in ensuring that Altiscale's growing base of customers derives the most business value from their investment in Apache® Hadoop™.

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"We're thrilled to have someone of Ulf's caliber join our executive team," said Raymie Stata, Altiscale's founder and CEO. "At Altiscale, our mission is to ensure that our customers are successful in using Hadoop to generate positive business outcomes. As we continue to grow our customer base, I'm confident Ulf will help scale our early track-record of success."

Sandberg has a long history of servicing customers of Open Source software. Prior to joining Altiscale, Sandberg was vice president or customer success at Hortonworks, a leading distributor of on-premise Hadoop. Before that, Sandberg served as the founding CEO of SkySQL, a principle provider of MySQL-related open-source database technologies and services. Before SkySQL, Sandberg was senior vice president of MySQL Global Services (acquired by Sun Microsystems), where he was responsible for MySQL's worldwide technical support, training, consulting and certification programs. Earlier in his career, Sandberg was also vice president, Field Services at Marimba (BMC). Sandberg holds a MSEE from Lunds Tekniska Högskola in Lund, Sweden.

"Altiscale is tackling an amazing market opportunity with the right technology and, most importantly to me, the right team in place. As powerful as Hadoop is, it is a complex beast, and many businesses will need help if they are to succeed in using it. This is particularly true as companies move from Proof of Concept (POC) into production," said Sandberg. "Many tend to forget that very few people in the world have real experience managing Hadoop at scale. Many of those that do work at Altiscale, and I'm excited to lend my own expertise to these veterans to help our customers benefit from what Hadoop at scale is truly capable of!"

About Altiscale:
The Altiscale Data Cloud was created to provide organizations access to the only infrastructure "purpose-built" for Hadoop, as well as the operational expertise needed to execute complex Hadoop projects. By monitoring both the infrastructure and jobs, Altiscale provides unparalleled levels of service for its customers. Founded in 2012, the Altiscale team has been on the forefront of Apache Hadoop -- from its incubation at Yahoo to operating more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. As a company that understands the transformative power of this technology and its challenges, no other organization is better positioned to deliver reliable and scalable Apache Hadoop. Investors include Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst and Accel Partners. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale. 

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