Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Brock Alston has been named Vice President Sales at MapD Technologies, Inc. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Brock brings over 25 years of experience to his role in leading global sales, marketing and support activities at MapD. Brock was most recently responsible for global field operations at Pepperdata, the leader in real-time Hadoop optimization. Prior to that, Brock ran sales for EdgeSpring, an analytics company acquired by Salesforce in 2013. Additionally, Brock has held sales leadership roles at Vertica, Oracle, Enkata, Brio Technology and Sigma Dynamics. Before his software-focused career, he was an Aerospace Engineer at Lockheed and Aerospace Corporation.
Brock has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University.
MapD, or “Massively Parallel Database,” is an analytic platform that can query and visualize big data up to 1000x faster than other systems. It does this by leveraging the massive parallelism of commodity GPUs to execute SQLqueries over multi-billion row data sets with millisecond response times. Depending on the use case, MapD can be used as a standalone lightning-fast SQL database, or with its own visualization front end called MapD Immerse for ultra-interactive data exploration, or with BI offerings like Tableau. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Brock’s deep background in databases, analytics, and data visualization will be immensely valuable as we bring our product to market. We’re an engineering-driven culture committed to building the fastest analytics platform and Brock’s combination of sales talent and technology acumen fits our mission perfectly.Todd Mostak, CEO, MapD
The opportunity to bring MapD to market is very exciting. MapD’s ability to visualize queries in milliseconds that previously took minutes presents a huge competitive advantage for any company who needs to make fast decisions on huge amounts of data, such as telecom, finance, retail, IoT, government, and many more. Visualizing data at these speeds has never been done before.Brock Alston, VP Sales, MapD
Brock’s passion, sense of urgency and drive, along with MapD’s incredible technology, is a winning combination as they bring their product to the market.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners