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Splice Machine Announces First Advisory Board Members

August 27, 2014
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It’s been a month since we announced the extension to our Series B funding. As our company continues to evolve, we’re proud to announce the first executives on Splice Machine’s new board of advisors. This group includes database luminaries Roger Bamford, Mike Franklin, Marie-Anne Neimat and Ken Rudin. We can’t wait to engage with this great team of experts as we enter our next stage of growth.

You likely already are familiar with these individuals, but just in case, we’ve placed their short bios below:

Roger Bamford is a database luminary and until recently, the Principal Architect of Server Technologies at Oracle. Mr. Bamford, known as the “father” of the Oracle RAC, was an original member of Oracle’s database team. Holder of dozens of patents relating to database and clustering technology, he was responsible for software innovations relating to the architecture and performance of relational databases at Oracle.

Michael J. Franklin is Chair of the Computer Science Division, the Siebel Professor of Computer Science and Director, AMPLab, UC Berkeley, where the open-source data analytics cluster computing framework, Apache Spark, was created. Mr. Franklin has more than 30 years in the database and distributed systems fields as a faculty member, entrepreneur, architect, researcher, consultant, and in the beginning of his career, as a software developer.

Marie-Anne Neimat co-founded TimesTen, Inc., the first company to develop and commercialize an in-memory relational database. Neimat brings a track record of database innovation, serving as Vice President of Engineering for three of Oracle’s databases, including TimesTen, which Oracle acquired. Neimat is also an investor in residence for The Angels’ Forum (TAF), which invests, mentors and advises Silicon Valley startups.

Ken Rudin, head of analytics for Facebook, is an entrepreneur with a unique combination of leadership skills, analytical strength, technology and marketing expertise. Ken honed his database knowledge at Oracle, where he served as General Manager, Data Warehousing and Parallel Systems. He also served as VP and General Manager of Siebel CRM OnDemand Division & VP of Marketing, Siebel Analytics. He further enhanced his skills at Zynga, where he served as VP of Analytics and Platform Technologies. His passion for evangelizing new ideas will help Splice Machine increase its share of voice as a leader in the space.

Please help us welcome Roger, Mike, Marie-Anne, and Ken to the Splice Machine team.