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.
Mosha Pasumansky is an experienced engineer with a passion for data processing, analytics and distributed systems. Prior to Firebolt he built OLAP systems in Microsoft SQL Server, co-invented MDX query language and contributed to Bing's distributed storage and processing. As Principal Engineer at Google, he worked on all aspects of BigQuery turning it into Google Cloud's crown jewel.
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.
Keenan Rice is a technology entrepreneur and active angel investor. Prior to Firebolt, Keenan was part of the founding team of Looker, building the initial GTM strategy and functions, most recently leading Global Partnerships & Emerging Markets expansion. He was at Looker from 3 employees through the $2.6B Google Cloud acquisition.
Tino Tereshko has a rare combination of technical, business, customer-centric, and evangelism expertise. Prior to Firebolt, Tino spent more than 7 years at Google, mostly as a Product lead on Google BigQuery and a Technical Director at Office of CTO. When not at work, you’ll find Tino spending time with his family and enjoying an occasional bike ride or two.
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.
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.
“In addition, after speaking to a few of my portfolio companies and Firebolt’s initial design partners, it was clear that Firebolt is solving a major pain, so all in all, it was a fairly easy decision. The market in which Firebolt operates is huge if you consider the valuations of Snowflake and Databricks. Even more importantly, it is growing rapidly as the migration from on-premise data warehouse platforms to the cloud is gaining momentum, and as more and more companies rely on data for their operations and are building data applications.”
“The market in which Firebolt operates is huge if you consider the valuations of Snowflake and Databricks,” Zeev said. “Even more importantly, it is growing rapidly as the migration from on-premise data warehouse platforms to the cloud is gaining momentum, and as more and more companies rely on data for their operations and are building data applications.”
"We're seeing amazing traction over the last six months," Eldad Farkash, CEO and cofounder of Firebolt, told Insider. "We realized we need to step up and move even faster than we did before."
״Firebolt is focused on data engineering and data engineers that want to solve real challenges on top of the data lake and they want to serve the data to users.”