When I left HP Vertica in March of 2012 and joined Atlas in May, I had one primary goal: to attract the best and brightest Big Data companies to Massachusetts and help Boston grow to become the world’s Big Data epicenter. I believe this region is on the verge of a tipping point. With our universities, startups, large technology companies, and investors coming together with Governor Deval Patrick, the greater Boston area is poised to produce the next generation of Big Data technologies that will change the world.
Today I am excited to announce a major step towards that goal. I have invested in (along with Antonio Rodriguez of Matrix Partners) sqrrl, which is a startup that has the potential to become a central figure in the Big Data ecosystem.