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About Algebraix Data
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Algebraix Data builds query accelerators for Big Data at scale.  We don’t make the engine, we make the engine run faster.  We have developed a patented technology, Data Algebra®, that translates any data format into algebraic equations which enables continual autonomous speed up.

This technology allows for infinitely faster queries, increased concurrency, and lower infrastructure costs. Our Algebraix Query Accelerator (AQA) product is simple to install, seamlessly integrates with analytical applications, and requires no change to data or queries.  The first version of AQA runs alongside of Apache Spark to improve SQL performance and user concurrency in that environment.

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Can Data Algebra Make Big Data Faster And Cheaper?

“Data algebra is a new approach for managing, integrating, and searching data faster and more efficiently.”  Information Week: Can Data Algebra Make Big Data Faster And Cheaper?

Our Technology Patents

The Algebraix Technology Platform is based on our fundamental innovation in the field of applied mathematics: the algebra of data. The company is building a portfolio of patents around its technology platform. We currently hold nine U.S. patents and expect to receive dozens more.

U.S. Patents Granted to Date
  • 7613734 Systems and Methods for Providing Data Sets using a Store of Algebraic Relations
  • 7720806 Systems and Methods for Data Manipulation using Multiple Storage Formats
  • 7769754 Systems and Methods for Data Storage and Retrieval using Algebraic Optimization
  • 7797319 Systems and Methods for Data Model Mapping
  • 7865503 Systems and Methods for Data Storage and Retrieval using Virtual Data Sets
  • 7877370 Systems and Methods for Data Storage and Retrieval using Algebraic Relations
  • 8032509 Systems and Methods for Data Storage and Retrieval using Algebraic Relations Composed from Query Language Statements
  • 8380695 Systems and Methods for Data Storage and Retrieval Using Algebraix Relations to Optimize Calculations
  • 8583687 Systems and Methods for Indirect Algebraic Partitioning

Leadership

Charles H. Silver

CEO

Charles H. Silver has been building companies and creating liquidity events for shareholders for more than 25 years. In the late 1990s, as cofounder of RealAge, Inc., he built the company from scratch, conceived its business plan, raised over $15 million in capital, negotiated key strategic relationships and, most important, positioned the company for profitability, which enabled it to survive the dot‐com bust. In 2007, RealAge was sold very successfully to the Hearst Corporation.

Prior to RealAge, Charles founded and built the Oil Dispatch franchise in Michigan. It grew to be the largest independent quick‐oil‐change operator in the state and was successfully sold to Jiffy Lube. After graduating from the University of Michigan and prior to his entrepreneurial career, Charles served for two years as a staff member in the United States Congress.

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John Creelman

CFO/ Financial Advisor

John Creelman is a Senior Financial Executive with 28 years of experience (21 as CFO) spanning the IT, Life Sciences, and “clean-tech” sectors. Extensive experience across disparate operating models with an emphasis on managing growth, rapid change, and complex business models in technology-driven companies. John has very strong capital markets experience: multiple IPO’s, formal private placements, traditional venture financing and debt financing totaling over $500m across all investors/lenders.

John has a track record of consistently driving value creation and liquidity events for shareholders including his contributions at Elemental Software (sold to Macromedia), Copper Mountain Networks (successful IPO), ID Analytics (sold to LifeLock) and RainTree (sold to Cardinal). John received both his BA and his MBA degrees from the University of California at Irvine.

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Tyler Straub

COO

Tyler Straub brings more than 16 years of sales leadership and executive management experience to Algebraix Data. He has grown both emerging and Fortune 500 software technology companies.  Prior to Algebraix Data, he was Regional Vice President of Sales at FireScope Inc.

Tyler also served as Director of Sales for Tealeaf, Inc. (acquired by IBM) and Senior Director of Sales for VUE Technology (acquired by Sensormatic/Tyco).  He has additionally held senior sales roles at Lawson Software,  Solid Information Systems and FFWD, Inc. and management consulting roles at Deloitte and Touché and IBM Global Services.  Tyler has a B.S. from Luther College.

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Chad Walters

SVP of Product and Engineering

Chad Walters brings over 15 years of engineering leadership and executive management experience to Algebraix Data. He has led the technology, engineering processes, and recruiting for both emerging and hyper growth companies. Prior to Algebraix Data he was Vice President of Engineering for Civitas Learning.

Chad has also served of Vice President of Engineering at 21ct (partially acquired by Northrop Grumman) and Socialware (acquired by Proofpoint) and Director of Engineering at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM). Chad has a BS in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.

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Kristian Alexander

Vice President of Product

Kristian Alexander has over 10 years of experience in software product development and has a passion for building compelling and useful data-driven products. Kristian’s areas of expertise include cloud computing, product development, marketing, software development, user experience, and user interface design. Additionally, he holds certifications in both the Solutions Architecture and Developer designations from Amazon Web Services.

Kristian also co-founded Litebox Web, a software startup focused on building rich interactive web applications that solved a variety of different types of business challenges. He additionally held a role as a Technical Director for iDisplay Interactive and was a User Experience Lead for FreedomVoice. He has bachelor’s degrees in both Chemistry and Political Science from University of California, Irvine.

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Wes Holler

Chief Architect

Wes Holler is the Chief Architect at Algebraix Data, where he works on creating the Algebraix Query Accelerator, an application for Spark that improves performance and reduces infrastructure costs. Wes previously co-architected SPARQL Server, a fast RDF store build on a data algebra foundation. Before Algebraix, he worked at Austin start-up Zebra Imaging, developing their auto-stereoscopic 3D display. Wes has a BS in Computer Science from St. Edward’s University.

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Robin Bloor, PhD

Technology Evangelist

Robin Bloor, President and Chief Analyst of The Bloor Group, is a leading advocate of the algebra of data. He has more than 30 years of experience in the world of big data and information management, and is an influential and respected researcher and commentator on many corporate IT issues and strategies. Robin is the founder of Bloor Research, an IT analyst company based in the UK. He is the author of several books on a variety of topics, including e-commerce, service management and cloud computing. His newest is The Algebra of Data: A Foundation for the Data Economy (2015), which he co-authored with Gary J. Sherman, PhD, the mathematician who invented the algebra of data.

As an analyst for The Bloor Group and Bloor Research, Robin has written scores of white papers, research reports and columns. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary PhD in computer science by the UK’s Wolverhampton University, in recognition of his “Services to the IT Industry.”

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Gary J. Sherman, PhD

Founding Mathematician

Gary J. Sherman has more than 35 years of experience as a professional mathematician, working throughout as a researcher, reviewer, and college professor. His expertise in modern algebra, linear algebra, probability theory, topology, and functional analysis uniquely qualified him to develop the extended set algebra that is at the heart of Algebraix Technology.

Professor Sherman spent his entire teaching career at Indiana’s Rose‐Hulman Institute of Technology, rated as the best engineering college in America in each of the last 16 years by U.S. News & World Report. While at Rose‐Hulman, he published dozens of papers, received many awards and research grants, and was Chairman of the Department of Mathematics for six years. During this period, Gary also served for 11 years as a reviewer for the American Mathematical Society and for 12 years as a Visiting Lecturer for the Society of Industrial & Applied Mathematics. He received his BS and MA degrees in mathematics from Bowling Green University and his PhD in mathematics from Indiana University.

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Join Us!

Algebraix Data’s query acceleration team, big data technologists, and high-energy sales/marketing group depend on having the best and brightest people.

We are committed to building and maintaining a world‐class company by attracting and retaining top talent, providing competitive compensation, distributing employee ownership equitably, and creating an enjoyable working environment.


If you are enthusiastic about cutting‐edge technology and interested in joining the Algebraix team,
send your resumé and cover letter to jobs@algebraixdata.com.

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Board of Directors

Chairman | Charles H. Silver

Charles H. Silver has been building companies and creating liquidity events for shareholders for more than 25 years. In the late 1990s, as cofounder of RealAge, Inc., he built the company from scratch, conceived its business plan, raised over $15 million in capital, negotiated key strategic relationships and, most important, positioned the company for profitability, which enabled it to survive the dot‐com bust. In 2007, RealAge was sold very successfully to the Hearst Corporation.

Prior to RealAge, Charles founded and built the Oil Dispatch franchise in Michigan. It grew to be the largest independent quick‐oil‐change operator in the state and was successfully sold to Jiffy Lube. After graduating from the University of Michigan and prior to his entrepreneurial career, Charles served for two years as a staff member in the United States Congress.

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William D. Ingram

William D. Ingram is the senior vice president of financial operations and strategy for Leap Wireless International, Inc. Prior to joining Leap Wireless in 2007, he was vice president and general manager of AudioCodes, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturer. From 1996 until its acquisition by AudioCodes in 2006, William was president and CEO of Nuera Communications, Inc., a provider of VoIP infrastructure solutions. Before joining Nuera Communications, he served as CEO of the Clarity products division of Pacific Communications Sciences, Inc., a provider of wireless data communications products; and as president of Ivie Industries, Inc., a computer security and hardware manufacturer; and as president of KevTon, Inc., an electronics manufacturing company. William holds a BA in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Craig S. Andrews

Craig S. Andrews is of counsel and Co‐Chair, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital in DLA Piper’s Corporate and Finance practice, based in San Diego. He has more than 30 years of experience representing public and private companies, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience in public and private securities offerings and in mergers and acquisitions, and he is regularly sought out by boards of directors for corporate governance advice. Craig joined DLA Piper from Heller Ehrman, where he served as chairman of the Venture Law group. Prior to that, he was a partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP, for almost 15 years, chairing its National Business and Technology practice from 1997 to 1999. Craig has served on the Board of Directors of numerous private and public companies, including Rubio’s Restaurants, Encad, and Collateral Therapeutics. He is a co‐founder and Secretary of CEO of Renova Therapeutics, Inc., a venture‐capital‐backed company focused on gene therapy for heart failure. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Adipogen International and Bioaxxess, Inc., and as a director at DTS, Inc.

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Robert Bingham

Robert Bingham is a serial entrepreneur. After his first effort – a short‐lived sports‐publishing startup called Spectator Sports Communications – he successfully founded SimpleNet, a company with a simple model: provide low‐cost web hosting to the world. With customers in more than 100 countries, SimpleNet helped pioneer the web‐hosting industry. Three years later, the company was acquired by Broadcast.com, which then merged with Yahoo!

Bingham quickly became and has stayed an angel investor, focusing on early‐stage Internet ventures in the greater San Diego area. He has served as a board member for multiple startups, including Miva, RealAge.com, Everyone Counts, HookIt.com, Copper Recovery, ShowUhow.com, HipGeo.com, and others. In addition, he is actively involved with San Diego Social Venture Partners, The San Diego Foundation, Junior Achievement, and the Challenged Athlete Foundation. He’s also a partner in a small family startup: Bingham Wine Merchants.

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Brad Murdoch

Brad brings more than 25 years of enterprise experience to Algebraix Data. Brad has filled a number of executive roles in business development, marketing, strategy and operations for early and growth stage companies in the professional open source, cybersecurity and enterprise mobility markets, including JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), Prevoty, Framehawk (acquired by Citrix), and Nukona (acquired by Symantec). Brad holds an honors degree in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow.

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Lorenzo Thione

Lorenzo Thione is a technologist, startup entrepreneur, Broadway producer, and community leader with a passion for the intersection between technology and the arts. A founder of Powerset (acquired by Microsoft), he was the co‐creator and producer of Allegiance (a Broadway musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga) for which he spearheaded social‐media viral strategies that led to astounding growth and unprecedented awareness and audience engagement for a Broadway show in its development phase. Lorenzo’s work on Allegiance led to the founding of The Social Edge, a dynamic social media content‐marketing and management firm specializing in developing engaged audiences by harnessing the power of viral content.

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