With the global mindset that “data is the new oil”, everyone is busy gathering as much data as they can. But are we really properly using this data?
If it took Google a few minutes (or hours) to get your search results, would you still use it? The thing is, slow user experiences make us stop using products. As a business, our ability to extract insights out of our data is what makes us live or die. But when every query returns painfully slow results, we simply don’t ask as many questions.
We’re here to enable business users to ask any question and get results, instantly. With Firebolt’s data warehouse as a service we offer business users extreme speed at any scale, enabling them to ask many more questions. And then some more. Until they discover something truly amazing.
Many people ask us - is there magic involved in your technology? So yes, there’s real magic here and it’s driven by our product and engineering wizards.
Firebolt is based on the latest developments and research in the field of big data analytics. This enabled us to create the world’s most powerful cloud data warehouse and offer it as a service. Mix that up with a relentless pursuit for a superb product design and you have a platform that is slick, easy to use and gets the job done faster than anything else out there.
As much as we love great engineering, at the end of the day, it’s all about the people. We are first and foremost customer driven (even before being data driven) and are obsessed with providing the best overall experience for our customers.
Our customers, partners and of course our team serve as our compass on the path to data glory. We are here to change the way the world consumes data and we’re determined to do it while having a blast! :)
Eldad Farkash is a serial entrepreneur, investor and big data thought leader. Prior to Firebolt, he founded Sisense Inc, a high growth analytics unicorn, was sitting on its board of directors and served as its CTO for 14 years. Eldad is a World Technology Awards fellow, and won the award in 2013 for his In-Chip technology invention.
Saar Bitner is an entrepreneur and executive with a keen understanding of analytics and big data, and more than a decade of marketing, sales, and product management experience. Prior to Firebolt, Saar was the GM at Sisense, a high growth analytics unicorn, and held multiple senior management roles in leading tech companies.
A software engineer turned to the bright side of tech – Asaph is an entrepreneur who held a wide range of marketing leadership roles. Prior to Firebolt, Asaph was one of the first team members at Checkmarx, Israel’s fastest growing cyber security company where he led the marketing team and helped grow the company’s revenue X85.
Boaz Farkash is a seasoned product leader with vast experience in data engineering and real-time analytics. Prior to Firebolt, Boaz was one of the first team members at Sisense, a software analytics unicorn, and contributed to its high growth for over a decade serving as its VP Product.
Izik is an accomplished engineering manager with over 10 years of experience. Prior to Firebolt, Izik led the data team at Bitmain, where he handled real-time data recording and analytics. Izik was also a senior engineer at Jethro Data and was in charge of building high performance databases.
Nouras is a business development executive with deep experience in analytics and cloud computing, who loves working at the intersection of marketing, sales, and product strategy. Prior to Firebolt, Nouras headed up the technology ecosystem at Looker, where he built strategic partnerships and joint GTM success culminating in a $2.6bn acquisition by Google Cloud.
Alex has 20 years of experience leading customer-facing teams in the data and analytics space. He has served large enterprise customers across the globe by implementing complex business transformation initiatives. Prior to Firebolt, Alex led pre and post sales teams at Sisense and Imply.
Itay is an Israeli CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MA in Law from Bar Ilan University. Itay has over 20 years of financial leadership experience within Technology companies. Most recently, Itay was the CFO of Morphisec an Endpoint Cyber security company.
Assaf is an entrepreneur and a big data enthusiast with a strong background of engineering management. Prior to Firebolt, Assaf led the Business Intelligence and data infrastructure group at AppsFlyer, a mobile attribution leader. In his role, Assaf was responsible for processing Petabytes of data and making the data accessible to company's 1,000 employees.
“Data warehouses are solving yesterday’s problem, which was, ‘How do I migrate to the cloud and deal with scale?'” said Eldad Farkash, citing Google’s BigQuery, Amazon’s RedShift and Snowflake as fitting answers for that issue. “We see Firebolt as the new entrant in that space. We change the discussion from one of scale to one of speed and efficiency.”
"Firebolt: hot enough to melt a cloud Snowflake? Snowflake made big financial news in this marketplace last year with its IPO. Now securing US$37 million in series A financing as reported here on Forbes by Gil Press, a potential Snowflake melter has also emerged in the shape of Israel-headquartered Firebolt."
"The thing is, it's about the need and demand," Farkash said. "We're lucky to be at the right place at the right time, given the things happening around us. Everyone wants to be data-driven now, using data to move their business better."
“While companies can store massive amounts of data, most organizations are only able to analyze a fraction of that big data, and they often find themselves looking at stale data that does not reflect the current state of their business,” Farkash told VentureBeat via email.