SOURCE: Altiscale, Inc.

Altiscale, Inc.

December 09, 2014 07:30 ET

Altiscale Appoints Industry Veteran Mike Maciag as COO

Hadoop-as-a-Service Innovator Adds Leader With a Proven Track Record in Building New Markets

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - Altiscale, Inc., a leading innovator in Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) solutions, today announced it has appointed Mike Maciag, an industry veteran with extensive experience in building companies in emerging markets, as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Mike will be responsible for day-to-day operations and all customer-facing functions, including marketing, sales, and customer success. This announcement coincides with the company's announcement that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding (link to official funding announcement here).

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"Mike is joining Altiscale at precisely the right time," said Raymie Stata, Altiscale's founder and CEO. "Based on our successes thus far, it's clear that the market for Hadoop-as-a-Service is accelerating. Mike's track record in guiding companies through the rapids of growing markets and bringing them into mainstream adoption will be critical in the months and years ahead."

Mike has a long history of building companies in enterprise software markets. Prior to Altiscale, he served as the president and CEO for DevOps leader Electric Cloud, where he grew the revenue from zero to tens of millions while building a worldwide presence and signing hundreds of blue-chip customers. While at Electric Cloud, Mike spearheaded major global deployments at firms like GE, NYSE, Samsung, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays. Prior to Electric Cloud, Mike was a founder of product lifecycle management vendor MS2, guiding it through its acquisition by Agile Software. Mike has held other senior executive roles with leading enterprise software companies like Informix and EFI, where he managed multiple acquisitions and ran a $30M venture fund. Mike holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and a BS from Santa Clara University.

"Altiscale gives companies looking to leverage their data assets the same scale and resources as Web-scale firms like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!" said Mike Maciag, Altiscale's COO. "This is possible because of the world-class team Altiscale has assembled, one made up of personnel that pioneered the first production Hadoop clusters in the world. Together, we're building a company that has the potential to transform the Big Data landscape."

About Altiscale:
Altiscale was founded to provide organizations access to the only cloud purpose-built for Apache 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 both the transformative power of this technology and its challenges, no other organization is better positioned to deliver reliable and scalable Apache Hadoop. Investors include Accel Partners, General Catalyst, Northgate and Sequoia Capital. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale.

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