We’re Changing the World of Big Data

We are a group of passionate technologists that have built highly successful hardware-software co-designed products and are now tackling complex challenges in an exciting and growing market. Analytics solutions for the next decade require groundbreaking innovations in the entire stack of data processing, from query optimizer to distributed data layer to accelerated compute engine.

Gone are the days of siloed software and hardware engineers. Instead, this is the era of Domain Engineers. We’re a team of engineers from Apple, Oracle, Teradata, Facebook, AWS, Yahoo, Cavium, Fungible, etc.

Rajan Goyal

Rajan Goyal

Co-Founder & CEO

Rajan has always been a champion of an idea and has successfully driven multiple products from inception to multi-billion $ revenue. Before founding DataPelago, Rajan served as the CTO of Fungible for five years. Rajan built an elite engineering organization that pioneered hardware-software co-design and contributed to the architecture of DPU, a de facto third computing socket in the data centers alongside CPU & GPU. Before Fungible, he led the architecture team in Cavium’s CTO department as Distinguished Engineer, where he helped define domain specific accelerators for Cavium’s flagship OCTEON family of multi-core processors. Rajan’s experience includes leadership and management roles at Cisco & Oracle, with a strong background in networking and data systems. Rajan is a prolific innovator with 150+ patents issued and pending. Rajan received a Bachelors’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Anand Iyer

Co-Founder & CPO

Anand enjoys living at the intersection of complex technologies and new product/business creation. His career began as a CPU designer working on StrongARM and Alpha microprocessors in a small Palo Alto team put together by the legendary Dan Dobberpuhl. Anand then became part of the early team of Cavium, a startup that delivered groundbreaking multi-core processors. Inspired by the founders that carefully navigated Cavium through the post-dot-com recession, he moved to a business role at Cavium sharing responsibility for creating the successful Octeon Fusion product family. After a short year at Tensilica, Anand spent five years at Broadcom responsible for driving new product creation for cloud and 5G markets as an internal entrepreneur with ARM server CPU and millimeter-wave technologies as foundations. Finally, at Samsung, and in partnership with cloud and CPU giants, he created exciting near-data memory and storage accelerator products. Anand holds an MS from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Babson College.
Anand Iyer
Prasad Rampalli

Prasad Rampalli

CCO

Prasad is the Chief Customer officer (CCO) at DataPelago. Prasad is a thirty-five year industry veteran with a successful track record in delivering multi-billion dollar growth initiatives in medium to large companies. His assignments have spanned transformative roles as a public company CEO at QLogic, Senior VP EMC Solutions and VP in Intel’s Enterprise Business unit and IT. During this period, Prasad has incubated and scaled multiple teams to deliver game-changing solutions in deep engagements with lead end-customers and eco-system partners to accelerate growth. At Intel, Prasad lead a ground-up End-user Platform integration team to prioritize manageability, security, analytics use cases and features on Intel’s x86 data center and client roadmap and was the go-to-person for winning large customer deals. At EMC, Prasad scaled a global solutions capability for creating new lines of business in the channel and cloud. As part of Intel’s operations, Prasad has led multi-year, complex cross-functional corporate initiatives laying a differentiated foundation for TCO and agility across Intel’s fabs (shop floor systems and automation) , Supply chain ( SAP ERP rollout) and core IT operations (migration to client/server on Windows standard). Prasad was a CIO 100 honoree in 2001, 2002 and is the winner of three Intel Achievement awards (highest recognition of merit).

Anurag Gupta

Advisor

Anurag Gupta is the CEO of Shoreline; a DevOps company focused on helping SREs automate away incidents in production. Before Shoreline, Anurag ran Database and Analytic Services at AWS, developing and scaling services including Athena, Aurora, EMR, Glue, Redshift, and RDS. Before AWS, Anurag was in various executive roles at three startups and the companies that acquired them. He began his career as a database kernel developer at Oracle.

Anurag Gupta, Advisor
Navin Shenoy

Navin Shenoy

Advisor

Navin Shenoy spent 26 years at Intel most recently as Executive Vice President of Intel’s Data Platform Group, a $30 billion global organization dedicated to the cloud datacenter, network, and edge solutions.  Navin led the team responsible for server CPUs, networking, memory, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things and Intel® field programmable gate arrays.  Before running DPG, Intel was responsible for Intel’s PC business and prior to that he ran Intel’s Asia Pacific sales and marketing operation.  Navin is now advising and investing in early stage technology companies and is an advisor to the University of Michigan electrical and computer engineering department.