MemSQL Welcomes Gary Orenstein as Chief Marketing Officer
SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2014 - MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics, today announced that Gary Orenstein has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Orenstein will lead the marketing strategy, growth, communications, and customer engagement as MemSQL expands adoption of its distributed, in-memory database, enabling companies to capture, store, and query terabytes of data in real-time.
Orenstein brings 20 years of experience in high technology marketing to MemSQL most recently at Fusion-io where he was SVP of Products and then Chief Marketing Officer. Orenstein joined Fusion-io six months before its initial public offering and over the next several years Fusion-io grew to achieve over $400 million in annual sales and was ultimately acquired by SanDisk for $1.1 billion. At Fusion-io, Orenstein grew the product organization to three product lines, simplified the product position for flash solutions, and led experiential initiatives such as the Fusion-io Performance Cafe. Prior to Fusion-io, Orenstein worked at infrastructure companies across file systems, caching, and high speed networking. He also served as the vice president of marketing at Compellent, which went public in 2007 and was acquired by Dell in 2010.
“Our interconnected and interactive lives require a new approach to recording actions and making decisions,” said Orenstein. “Data is at the heart of it all and MemSQL has seized the opportunity with a distributed in-memory database that provides a unique approach to big data operational analytics. Entire industries have the opportunity to rethink instantaneous data and MemSQL has tapped the forefront of this wave.”
“We are thrilled to have Gary join the MemSQL team,” added Eric Frenkiel, MemSQL co-founder and CEO. “He brings a detailed understanding of the need for memory-based solutions in today’s data-driven world. As we continue to expand our business, Gary and the marketing team will be instrumental in sharing our story.”
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.