DataTorrent – Taking Apache Apex to New Heights
Young technology companies tend to follow conventional strategies in commercial markets, and many share common experiences and growing pains. For most, a time comes when the board of directors determines that their organization requires more experienced hands in the executive suite.
There can be any number of reasons for pursuing such a path. For example, many technically-oriented founders prefer to avoid strategic business processes and focus on their core interests instead. Other times, an executive’s ambitious reach may exceed his or her grasp so that bringing in more seasoned hands is necessary.
But there are also situations where organizations seek leaders with the skills and experience necessary to take the business to the next level. DataTorrent, the five-year-old Silicon Valley-based player in Big Data analytics, is a particularly interesting example of this approach.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.