Cray Forms New Big Data Division, Hires New General Manager
Cray announced it has created a new division within the company focused exclusively on delivering solutions for the rapidly-growing, multi-billion dollar “Big Data” market. This division, called YarcData, will be led by Arvind Parthasarathi, who has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president and general manager of YarcData.
Broadly expanding the scope of what was previously Cray’s Knowledge Management practice, YarcData will provide differentiated, business-focused and cost-effective Big Data solutions for enterprises worldwide. The new division will consist of Cray employees spanning several functions of the company, including research and development, marketing, sales, services and support. By creating a division within the company that is dedicated to the needs of enterprise customers, YarcData signifies Cray’s commitment to serving the Big Data analytics market.
“Cray is best known for building supercomputers that can run massive scientific and engineering simulations, and from that work we have developed unique technologies and amassed significant experience working with some of the largest data-intensive environments in the world,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “This makes our entry into the Big Data market a natural evolution. I am extremely excited to have a proven executive like Arvind helping us bring our leading supercomputing technology to enterprise customers that are trying to gain insight and harness value from the explosion of data happening in their businesses today.”
Prior to joining Cray, Parthasarathi was with Informatica, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s fast growing Master Data Management business unit. In this role, he led a global team delivering business-focused data management solutions for life sciences, financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and government. Previously, Parthasarathi served as vice president of product management for Informatica’s Data Quality products and before that he was a senior director responsible for data migration and data integration solutions. Prior to Informatica, Parthasarathi held various positions at i2 Technologies and Oracle.
“YarcData is the nexus of the world’s most advanced technologies from Cray being applied to solve the world’s most challenging Big Data problems,” said Parthasarathi. “The Big Data market is in its infancy, and YarcData solutions will fill an important and unmet need in enterprise Big Data processing. This is a unique opportunity to deliver Cray’s high performance technology to meet 21st century Big Data challenges, and I look forward to building a successful future for YarcData, Cray and our customers worldwide.”