Ben Werther

Ben Werther is founder and executive chairman of Platfora. He launched Platfora to transform the way businesses use big data analytics. Under his leadership, Platfora is now one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley and a leader in the big data analytics space. Before founding Platfora, Werther was vice president of products for DataStax, where he shaped the company’s enterprise and Hadoop strategy, and was also head of product at big data analytics company Greenplum. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Monash University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford.

Articles by Ben Werther

Thanks to the cloud and other empowering technologies such as Hadoop and Apache Spark, we're at the tipping point for big data. These technologies now provide a path to big data success for companies who otherwise lack the specialized big data skills or heretofore proprietary (and expensive) infrastructure to do it themselves. As 2016 progresses, we'll see the broader market put big data capabilities to work and the benefits of big data will, in turn, spread beyond the privileged few companies that were early big data adopters.

Posted May 25, 2016