SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MapD, the world's fastest data exploration platform, today announced that experienced executives, Bill Maimone and Alan Wong had joined the company as Vice Presidents of Engineering and Finance respectively.
These talented leaders will help the guide the company through a period of extraordinary growth, building a framework for the company to continue to scale from both a technology and administrative perspective.
Founded in 2013, MapD has pioneered an analytics platform that can query and visualize massive data sets up to 100x faster than other systems. By leveraging the massive parallelism of commodity GPUs, it can execute and render SQL queries over multibillion row datasets with millisecond response times.
"I could not be more pleased to join an innovator like MapD at this stage in its development," said Bill Maimone. "The ability to lead such a talented team of engineers in building products that are faster and more responsive than anything in the market represents an extraordinary opportunity."
Maimone joins the company from Anaplan where he served as the VP of Engineering. Before that, he was the VP of Engineering for Chatter at Salesforce as well as an SVP and the CTO of big data analytics pioneer, Actian. Maimone began his career at Oracle, where he spent two decades. During that time he held a number of senior engineering roles culminating as a Vice President with responsibility for over five hundred members of the R&D team across four continents. He holds a M.S. and a B.S. in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Also joining MapD as the VP of Finance is Alan Wong. Wong was most recently the VP of Finance and Administration at UnitedLayer, a hybrid hosting company providing cloud, business continuity and colocation solutions. Wong has also held finance roles with Alta Devices, Leadis Technologies, Spansion and Advanced Micro Devices. He was a co-founder of PracticeFusion, the largest cloud-based electronic health records platform in the United States. He holds a MBA in Finance and a B.S. in Accounting, both from San Francisco State University.
"I am delighted to join MapD and look forward to helping us manage growth and build the infrastructure needed to support further acceleration," noted Wong. "The opportunity to join such a seasoned management team with such a transformative product was incredibly attractive."
"Adding Alan and Bill to the management team at MapD represents another milestone for our company," according to MapD co-founder and CEO Todd Mostak. "As we seek to manage our growth and scale our business we have put into place a senior management team that has a proven track record at building technology businesses."
The MapD database and Immerse visualization platform are now available for deployment on premises, or in the cloud via IBM Softlayer or Amazon AWS. For more information or to get a demo of MapD on your own data, contact [email protected].
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in San Francisco, MapD develops GPU-powered data analytics and visualization software. MapD's technology originated from founder Todd Mostak's research at MIT CSAIL. The company's investors include Vanedge Capital, Nvidia, Google Ventures, and Verizon Ventures. For more information about MapD, go to www.mapd.com or follow us on Twitter @datarefined. For press inquiries, please contact [email protected].