Barry Zane

Barry Zane is VP of Engineering at Cambridge Semantics. He brings substantial product development experience and industry expertise in building large-scale products for data analysis.

Prior to Cambridge Semantics, Zane was co-founder and CEO of SPARQL City where he served as VP of Technology, whose high performance scalable graph database technology has been acquired by Cambridge Semantics and integrated within its Smart Data Lake and other offerings.

Previously, Zane was co-founder and CTO of Paraccel, a high performance scalable relational database system which provides the basis for Amazon Redshift. Paraccel was acquired by Actian Corporation as the Matrix product line. He was a co-founder and VP of Technology & Architecture at Netezza, which after a successful IPO, was acquired by IBM. Before Netezza, Zane was CTO of Applix, Inc., which was also later acquired by IBM.

He began his career at Prime Computer, as a hardware engineer and, ultimately, various roles in software development and management.

Zane holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Articles by Barry Zane

A new semantic-based graph data model has emerged within the enterprise. This data model has all of the advantages of the relational data model, but goes even further in providing for more intelligence built into the database itself, enabling greater elasticity to absorb the inevitable changes to data requirements, at cloud scales.

Posted November 02, 2016