Four Database Technology Pioneers Join ParStream’s Technology Advisory Board

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ParStream announces Don Haderle, Volker Markl, Marie-Anne Neimat, and Andy Palmer as technical strategic advisors

ParStream, a leading real-time big data analytics technology provider, today announced the appointment of (in order of last name) Don Haderle, Volker Markl, Marie-Anne Neimat, and Andy Palmer to the company’s Technology Advisory Board.

Widely recognized as the “Father of DB2,” Don Haderle led the design and architecture of IBM’s Database 2 (DB2). In addition, Haderle has pioneered several technology initiatives for relational databases and information technology on open systems, federated information infrastructure, content management, and spatial systems, among others.

Volker Markl has a doctorate in Computer Science and is a leading expert in the area of adaptive query processing and optimization. He holds six patents and his work has influenced many database products. After several years at IBM's Almaden Research Center, Markl currently conducts groundbreaking research in large-scale database technologies as full professor and chair of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) group at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin).

Marie-Anne Neimat has a doctorate in Computer Science and most recently served as VP of Development at Oracle for Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Berkeley Database, and Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database. Prior to Oracle, Neimat was VP of Engineering, and board member at TimesTen Inc., a company she co-founded while at HP Labs, which was eventually acquired by Oracle.

Andy Palmer was co-founder and founding CEO of Vertica Systems (acquired by HP), a pioneering Big Data analytics company. He has worked with more than 25 technology companies in a funding, advisory, or founding capacity. Prior to Vertica, Palmer held executive positions at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Bowstreet (acquired by IBM), and Trilogy.

“The addition of Don, Volker, Marie-Anne, and Andy, four invested veteran figures in database technology to our Technology Advisory Board underscores ParStream’s commitment to fuel innovation and continued success in the field of database and big data technology,” said Michael Hummel, CEO and Co-Founder of ParStream. “The extensive knowledge, experience, and insights of these industry thought-leaders will provide ParStream with enduring advantages as we continue to deliver the fastest big data analytics platform to the market.”

About ParStream
ParStream is the creator of a revolutionary high-performance analytical database system especially targeted at solving Big Data challenges. One of the most comprehensive platforms in Interactive Analytics, the ParStream platform is innovating the way data is managed and analyzed empowering global enterprises to achieve instant insights. The technology is capable of massive parallel processing, has been configured and optimized for large amounts of data at rest and in motion, and employs new indexing methods to achieve real-time query response times. ParStream has operations in Silicon Valley, USA and Cologne, Germany. The company is funded by Khosla Ventures and other institutional and angel investors and has won numerous awards, including Gartner Cool Vendor, BMWI TrustedCloud and the ComputerWeek (Germany) Big Data Innovation Award.

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