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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Monte Zweben

Monte Zweben
Splice Machine Inc., Splice Machine Inc.

Website | @mzweben

Monte Zweben is the CEO and co-founder of Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS. A SQL-on-Hadoop solution, Splice Machine has helped many companies scale real-time applications using commodity hardware without application rewrites.

A technology industry veteran, Monte’s early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the Deputy Chief of the Artificial Intelligence Branch, where he won the prestigious Space Act Award for his work on the Space Shuttle program. Monte then founded and was the Chairman and CEO of Red Pepper Software, a leading supply chain optimization company, which merged in 1996 with PeopleSoft, where he was VP and General Manager, Manufacturing Business Unit.

In 1998, Monte was the founder and CEO of Blue Martini Software – the leader in e-commerce and multi-channel systems for retailers. Blue Martini went public on NASDAQ in one of the most successful IPOs of 2000, and is now part of JDA. Monte is also the co-author of Intelligent Scheduling and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and various computer science journals and conference proceedings.

Zweben currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rocket Fuel Inc. as well as the Dean’s Advisory Board for Carnegie-Mellon’s School of Computer Science.


4:00pm–4:40pm Friday, 02/20/2015
Hadoop Platform
Location: 210 C/G
Monte Zweben (Splice Machine Inc.)
Once just the realm of Java jockeys and data scientists, Hadoop has become a mainstream tool for business analysts with the rapid proliferation of SQL-on-Hadoop solutions. But there are pitfalls that can plague implementations as IT teams get their first exposure to production Hadoop environments. We’ll discuss the most common pitfalls companies face and how to get around them. Read more.