Company Behind Cascading Strengthens Executive Team with Addition of Big Data Veteran
SAN FRANCISCO – July 2, 2013 – Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today announced that it has named Paul O’Leary as its vice president of engineering. O’Leary, a seasoned veteran, brings more than 20 years of engineering and senior-level experience to the company behind Cascading™, the most widely used and deployed technology for Big Data applications with more than 75,000+ user downloads a month. His appointment strengthens the Concurrent executive leadership as the company scales to support new growth.
As vice president of engineering, O’Leary is responsible for managing the company’s product development. O’Leary most recently served as founder and CTO of Quantivo Corporation, a cloud-based analytics and Big Data management company, which was recently acquired by Aggregate Knowledge. Prior to Quantivo, O’Leary also held various vice president of engineering and senior-level roles at Privia, Inc., Proveer, Kontiki, Broadbase and IBM.
O’Leary’s appointment follows Concurrent’s recent announcement of Pattern, a free, open source, standard-based scoring engine, built on Cascading, that enables analysts and data scientists to quickly deploy machine-learning applications on Apache Hadoop™. Cascading provides the most comprehensive application framework for Hadoop. With the addition of Lingual (ANSI SQL) and Pattern (PMML), Cascading bridges the gap and allows enterprises to use existing skills and systems to easily develop and deploy robust applications on Hadoop. The combination of the three (Java, SQL, PMML) completes the application ensemble.
“Paul’s deep experience in the development and implementation of cutting-edge technology and products is an invaluable asset to Concurrent as we execute and deliver on our core product strategy. Applications are front and center in the Big Data world, and we’re happy to have Paul leading and driving the product development effort and welcome him to the team.” -Gary Nakamura, CEO of Concurrent
“In the last few years, Big Data has exploded across all industries and now, more than ever, enterprises need a reliable and repeatable way to build Big Data applications, quickly and easily. As the brains behind Cascading, Concurrent has already tackled and solved that problem, and is
continuing to drive innovation. I’m excited to join the Concurrent leadership team and look forward to being a part the company’s continued success.” -Paul O’Leary, Vice President of Engineering of Concurrent
About Concurrent, Inc.
Concurrent, Inc.’s vision is to become the #1 software platform choice for Big Data applications. Concurrent builds application infrastructure products that are designed to help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data processing applications at scale on Apache Hadoop.
Concurrent is the mind behind Cascading™, the most widely used and deployed technology for Big Data applications with more than 75,000+ user downloads a month. Used by thousands of data driven businesses including Twitter, eBay, The Climate Corp and Etsy, Cascading is the defacto standard in open source application infrastructure technology. Concurrent is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit Concurrent online athttp://www.concurrentinc.com.
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