Datometry Team

Florian “Mike” Waas

CEO & Founder

Mike started Datometry after having spent 20+ years in database research and commercial database development. Most recently, Mike was Sr. Director of Engineering at Pivotal, heading up Greenplum’s Advanced R&D team. He assembled an exceptional team of database researchers to develop the world’s leading Query Optimizer for MPP database systems. Mike also held senior engineering positions at Amazon.com and Microsoft, and was a researcher at CWI and Humboldt University Berlin.

Mohamed Soliman

Chief Architect

Mohamed is Datometry’s Chief Architect. He works with the team to design, build and deploy a suite of industry-disrupting technologies inside Hyper-Q. In his previous career, Mohamed worked on building industry-grade query optimization and distributed databases technologies currently used by customers all over the world. Mohamed got his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a frequent speaker at top database conferences and holds a strong record of academic and industrial publications.

Amarjit Gill

Board Member

Amarjit Gill is a serial entrepreneur and is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Maginatics. Prior to Maginatics, Amarjit co-founded and helped lead three companies that built lasting technologies. He was co-founder and VP of business development and sales at SiByte (acquired by Broadcom), co-founder and EVP of business development and sales at PA Semi (acquired by Apple), and co-founder and CEO of Agnilux (acquired by Google). Earlier in his career, Amarjit was director of sales for strategic accounts in Digital Equipment Corporation’s semiconductor group. After that business unit was purchased by Intel, he served in a similar capacity for Intel. Amarjit also worked for many years at Texas Instruments in its technical sales organization. Amarjit received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.

Robbert Van Renesse

Technical Advisor

Robbert van Renesse is a Principal Research Scientist in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. He received a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 1989. After working on Plan 9 in the Unix Lab at AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill he joined Cornell in 1991. He was associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems from 1997 to 1999, and he is currently associate editor for ACM Computing Surveys. His research interests include the fault tolerance and scalability of distributed systems. Robbert co-founded Reliable Network Solutions, Inc., where he developed the Astrolabe system that was acquired by Amazon.com. He also co-founded D.A.G. Labs that was acquired by FAST Search and Transfer. While serving on its Technical Advisory Board, FAST was acquired by Microsoft and he helped integrate FAST products with Microsoft products. Robbert also served on the Technical Advisory Boards of Greenplum Inc. (acquired by EMC) and Midokura. Robbert is an ACM Fellow.