Splice Machine Expands Management Team to Accelerate Adoption of Hadoop RDBMS Across Enterprises

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Executives added to support strong company growth after recent $18M investment

Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, today announced two new members of its executive leadership team. Eran Pilovsky is now Splice Machine’s Chief Financial Officer, after supporting the Company since its initial funding in 2012. Krishnan Parasuraman joins Splice Machine as Vice President of Business Development, coming from IBM where he served as a Big Data sales leader. Eran and Krishnan are joining Splice Machine’s executive team as the Company experiences increased adoption of its Hadoop RDBMS.

Eran brings over 25 years of financial management experience to Splice Machine. Since 2008, Eran has been the CFO of growth-stage venture backed companies in the SaaS, digital media, and cloud/internet services spaces, including Metacafe, SugarSync, and Grand Junction. From 2000 until 2008, Eran was the CFO for private and public companies in the communications and enterprise software industries, including Roamware, Aperto Networks, Blue Martini Software, and Vyyo. Before 2000, Eran was a Partner with Ernst & Young in its audit practice.

“As a rapidly growing business with a unique position in the market, Splice Machine is ready for a CFO to manage growth, limit risks, and maintain transparency across the organization,” said Eran. “I’m excited to join Splice Machine at this stage to support the Company as it expands its revenue and commercial operations.”

Krishnan comes to Splice Machine with over 18 years of enterprise software experience spanning diverse roles in R&D, engineering, product management, consulting, sales and business development. Most recently, Krishnan worked at IBM in sales leadership positions, where he was responsible for driving revenue growth of IBM’s Big Data platform across a global client portfolio. Prior to IBM, he was the CTO of Digital Media at Netezza, where he lead technology strategy and go-to-market plans for High Tech and Digital Marketing business units, working with some of the largest marketing service providers and digital advertising networks in the world. Before Netezza, he ran the Information Management practice for Infosys Technologies and consulted on large-scale data warehousing, analytics and Big Data projects for Apple, Microsoft, Motorola, and many other Fortune 500 clients. Krishnan speaks regularly at industry events and is the author of the book, Harness the Power of Big Data.

“We are at a very exciting juncture in the evolution of Big Data technologies,” said Krishnan. “As enterprises embark on building their next generation of web, mobile, and device-driven applications, they want to work with innovative technology partners who can help them achieve Internet scale without additional complexity and costs. Splice Machine has all of the ingredients to take advantage of this unique opportunity – seasoned leadership with a strong commitment to customer success, exceptional technical minds, and a vibrant partnership with successful open source technologies. I am really excited to be a part of this team.”

“We are pleased to welcome Eran and Krishnan to the Splice Machine team,” said Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO of Splice Machine. “These two executives have the deep-seated knowledge and experience to help fuel our next stage of growth.”

For more information about Splice Machine, please visit http://www.splicemachine.com.

About Splice Machine
Splice Machine’s Hadoop RDBMS is designed to scale real-time applications using commodity hardware without application rewrites. The Splice Machine database is a modern, scale-out alternative to traditional RDBMSs, such as Oracle®, MySQL™, IBM DB2® and Microsoft SQL Server®, that can deliver over a 10x improvement in price/performance. As a full-featured Hadoop RDBMS with ACID transactions, the Splice Machine database helps customers power real-time applications and operational analytics, especially as they approach Big Data scale.

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