December 11, 2014 12:00 ET

MemSQL Expands Advisory Board With Web and Organizational Scaling Expert Chris Fry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2014) - MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics, today announced that web scaling expert and technology growth executive Chris Fry has joined its advisory board. In this capacity, Fry will provide technical and organizational expertise to MemSQL as it expands the capabilities and market adoption of its distributed in-memory database, enabling companies to capture, store, and query terabytes of data in real-time.

Scaling expert Chris Fry @chfry former executive at @twitter and @salesforce joins @memsql advisory board - Click to Tweet

Fry has broad experience in scaling both technology infrastructure and engineering organizations through high growth phases. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Twitter where he killed the "Fail Whale" and created a more reliable service, led the rapid growth of the engineering team, drove the strategy for storage and compute, and controlled the technology cost structure for the company's IPO. Prior to Twitter, Fry was the Vice President of Software Development at covering all areas including applications, platform, core, and Chatter.

"MemSQL has set a phenomenal foundation to build an outstanding product and company," said Fry. "I have been impressed by the technical depth of the team in delivering a world-class distributed in-memory database. Scaling products and companies is a combination of tackling technology and organizational challenges, and I look forward to assisting with the company's growth on both fronts."

"Chris is not only a stellar engineering lead, but he also has tremendous depth in scaling engineering organizations," said Eric Frenkiel, CEO and co-founder, MemSQL. "As we enter our next phase of growth, we are excited to have Chris at our side to provide guidance and expertise. He is a true systems architect and maintains a unique perspective that helps across engineering and business disciplines."

About MemSQL
MemSQL enables companies to merge real-time and historical Big Data analytics with its distributed in-memory database. MemSQL instantly accesses data through a familiar SQL interface on a horizontally scalable architecture using commodity hardware across on-premises or cloud deployments.

Innovative enterprises with data intensive environments use MemSQL to accelerate insights, extract previously untapped value in their data, and drive new revenue opportunities. Based in San Francisco, MemSQL is a Y Combinator company funded by Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, and Data Collective.

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