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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
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. The Splice Machine database is designed to 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. Following Blue Martini, he was the chairman of SeeSaw Networks, a digital, place-based media company. 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.


4:15pm–4:55pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Enterprise Adoption
Location: 1 E8/1 E9
Monte Zweben (Splice Machine Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
There is a wave of challengers in the database world focused on the scaling costs of traditional RDBMSs. These potential giant killers have capitalized on explosive data growth and disruptive technologies like distributed computing (e.g., Hadoop and NoSQL). We’ll discuss the new breed of database buyers, the redefinition of “enterprise,” and apply lessons from past database wars. Read more.
5:05pm–5:45pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table B
Monte Zweben (Splice Machine Inc.)
If you’re weighing the pros and cons of traditional relational databases (such as Oracle and IBM) vs distributed computing solutions, you’ll want to talk to Monte. He’ll discuss replacing Oracle with the Hadoop RDBMS, RDBMS vs SQL-on-Hadoop, and ACID properties and why they’re important. Read more.