SOURCE: Altiscale

Altiscale

June 30, 2015 07:30 ET

Altiscale Appoints Technology Veteran Tony Zingale to Board of Directors

Zingale Brings Deep Operational Expertise to Growing Big Data Company

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2015) - Altiscale, Inc., the leading provider of Hadoop-as-a-Service, today announced that Tony Zingale, former CEO of Jive Software, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors.

"Tony's breadth of experience in leading technology companies, from early stage through rapid growth and ultimately to IPO, will be invaluable as Altiscale continues to grow and serve an increasing number of enterprise customers," said Raymie Stata, founder and CEO, Altiscale. "We are thrilled to add his energy and expertise to our Board of Directors."

"Data scientists are clamoring for Altiscale's cloud-based solution because it delivers the benefits of Hadoop while minimizing the pain of managing operations," said Dr. Bill Coughran, Altiscale board member and partner at Sequoia. "Tony's tremendous experience building and scaling rapidly growing tech companies will be a huge asset to Altiscale as we ramp to meet customer demand."

Zingale is the executive chairman and former chief executive officer of Jive Software, the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business, where he was responsible for overseeing the company's overall strategic direction, planning and execution, and took the company public. Prior to Jive Software, Zingale was the CEO and president of Mercury Interactive, where he engineered a successful sale to Hewlett Packard for $4.5 billion. Zingale has over 35 years of experience building profitable, high-growth information technology companies.

"Altiscale is delivering something that no one else comes close to -- a best-of-breed big data platform at scale in the cloud," said Tony Zingale. "By liberating customers from the operational burdens of Hadoop and Spark, Altiscale helps organizations to focus on their core competencies and ultimately grow revenue. Altiscale is a visionary company that delivers real value to its customers, and I look forward to my role in helping amplify its success."

In addition to Zingale, Altiscale's Board of Directors consists of Raymie Stata, CEO of Altiscale; Dr. William M. Coughran Jr., partner at Sequoia Capital; and Larry Bohn, managing director of General Catalyst Partners.

To learn more about Altiscale, visit www.altiscale.com.

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 Accel Partners, General Catalyst, Northgate, and Sequoia Capital. For more information, please visit altiscale.com or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale.

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