MemSQL Expands Advisory Board With Web and Organizational Scaling Expert Chris Fry
SAN FRANCISCO, December 11, 2014 - MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics, today announced that web scaling expert and technology growth executive Chris Fry has joined its advisory board. In this capacity, Fry will provide technical and organizational expertise to MemSQL as it expands the capabilities and market adoption of its distributed in-memory database, enabling companies to capture, store, and query terabytes of data in real-time.
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Fry has broad experience in scaling both technology infrastructure and engineering organizations through high growth phases. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Twitter where he killed the "Fail Whale" and created a more reliable service, led the rapid growth of the engineering team, drove the strategy for storage and compute, and controlled the technology cost structure for the company's IPO. Prior to Twitter, Fry was the Vice President of Software Development at Salesforce.com covering all areas including applications, platform, core, and Chatter.
"MemSQL has set a phenomenal foundation to build an outstanding product and company," said Fry. "I have been impressed by the technical depth of the team in delivering a world-class distributed in-memory database. Scaling products and companies is a combination of tackling technology and organizational challenges, and I look forward to assisting with the company's growth on both fronts."
"Chris is not only a stellar engineering lead, but he also has tremendous depth in scaling engineering organizations," said Eric Frenkiel, CEO and co-founder, MemSQL. "As we enter our next phase of growth, we are excited to have Chris at our side to provide guidance and expertise. He is a true systems architect and maintains a unique perspective that helps across engineering and business disciplines."
MemSQL is the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics based on a distributed in-memory database. MemSQL is purpose built for instant access to real-time and historical data through a familiar SQL interface and uses a horizontally scalable distributed architecture that runs on commodity hardware. Innovative enterprises use MemSQL to accelerate time-to-value by extracting previously untapped value in their data that results in new revenue. MemSQL is proven in production environments across hundreds of nodes in high velocity Big Data environments. Based in San Francisco, MemSQL is a Y Combinator company funded by prominent venture capitalists and angel investors including Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital and Data Collective.