Splice Machine Appoints Open Source Veteran, Mark de Visser, to Lead its Marketing Organization

September 1, 2016

Database company adds marketing leader from open source companies such as Red Hat, Zend Technologies, Sonatype, Sauce Labs and iText Corporation as its new vice president of marketing

San Francisco, CA – September 1, 2016 – Splice Machine, developers of the open-source RDBMS powered by Apache™ Hadoop® and Apache Spark™, today announced that Mark de Visser has joined the organization in the role of Vice President of Marketing. The appointment comes at a key inflection point for the Company, following the announcement of the open-source 2.0 edition of its scale-out ANSI-SQL database. The product is drawing wide industry attention as it enables businesses to perform simultaneous OLAP and OLTP workloads on web-scale data sets.

“The strong interest in our product is driven by a powerful market need for Big Data business solutions and by the incredible innovation in this field from open source communities,” said Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO of Splice Machine. “I am very excited that Mark is joining our team. His background and expertise in working with open source technologies will help us to build and nurture strong community relationships and strengthen our customer momentum and enterprise adoption.”

de Visser brings over 25 years of experience in enterprise technology marketing to the Splice Machine team. Among the products he has helped launch in his career are Borland C++, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Zend Framework, Sonatype Nexus, Sauce Labs Test Cloud and iText 7. He was also part of the team at Red Hat that developed the first ever commercially viable open source business model and has been involved in open source projects ever since.

“I am very excited to join Splice Machine,” said de Visser. “The explosive growth of the amounts of data that companies are required to process is accompanied by a need to process transactions on that data in real time. Splice Machine offers great value at this intersection and I look forward to working with the team to evangelize its approach to the open source community and to help expand its commercial use.”

About Splice Machine
Splice Machine is disrupting the $30 billion traditional database world with the open-source RDBMS powered by Apache™ Hadoop® and Apache Spark™, for mixed operational and analytical workloads. Splice Machine makes it easy to create modern, real-time, scalable applications, or to offload operational and analytical workloads from expensive Oracle, Teradata, and Netezza systems.

The Splice Machine RDBMS simplifies the Lambda architecture, so businesses no longer have to manage the complexity of integrating multiple compute engines to ingest, serve, or analyze data. With Splice Machine’s “Lambda in a Box” architecture, developers and data scientists can store their data all in one place and just write SQL.

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