The WorkSpan Story
In 2014, after I had transitioned out of Aster Data/Teradata, I met my friend Amit Sinha for chai in Palo Alto.
Amit and I had gone to undergrad together at IIT Bombay (1995–1999), then we took similar but different routes. I went to Stanford; he to Berkeley. I went to work in creating a company from scratch (Aster Data in 2004); he went to work at a $100B company (SAP in 2004). I entered the database market wanting to create new value and new use-cases around Big Data (Aster Data SQL-MR); he entered the Database market wanting to create new value and new use-cases around Fast Data (SAP HANA In-Memory Data Management). When I was reaching my audience to establish the value of Big Data — showcasing use-cases, integrating solutions, educating users — he was doing the same for Fast Data.
- Date - May 31, 2017