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Cray creates new Big Data division

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A new division has been created within Cray focused exclusively on delivering solutions for the rapidly-growing Big Data market. This division, named YarcData, will be led by Arvind Parthasarathi, who has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president and general manager of YarcData.

Broadly expanding the scope of what was previously Cray’s Knowledge Management practice, YarcData will provide differentiated, business-focused and cost-effective Big Data solutions for enterprises worldwide. The new division will consist of Cray employees spanning several functions of the company, including research and development, marketing, sales, services and support.

‘Cray is best known for building supercomputers that can run massive scientific and engineering simulations, and from that work we have developed unique technologies and amassed significant experience working with some of the largest data-intensive environments in the world,’ said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. ‘This makes our entry into the Big Data market a natural evolution. I am extremely excited to have a proven executive like Arvind helping us bring our leading supercomputing technology to enterprise customers that are trying to gain insight and harness value from the explosion of data happening in their businesses today.’

Prior to joining Cray, Parthasarathi was with Informatica Corporation, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Master Data Management business unit. In this role, he led a global team delivering business-focused data management solutions for life sciences, financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and government. Previously, Parthasarathi served as vice president of product management for Informatica’s Data Quality products and before that was a senior director responsible for data migration and data integration solutions. Prior to Informatica Corporation, Parthasarathi held various positions at i2 Technologies and Oracle Corporation.