Tamr, the MIT CSAIL spin-off startup that deals in Big Data, has snapped up the former executive VP and CTO at Informatica Corporation James Markarian to act as an advisor.

Tamr co-founder and CEO Andy Palmer lauded the industry veteran: “He’s been a visionary leader in data technologies on the West Coast for more than 15 years. We are thrilled that James has chosen to work closely with us as we grow.”

Mr. Markarian is presently an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Khosla Ventures, and also an investor in StreamSets, EnerAllies and Waterline Data Science. With past experiences in Informatica and Oracle before that he advise Tamr with product architecture and strategy, customer acquisition and West Coast leadership for the company’s award-winning data unification platform.

“Tamr has the potential to change the status quo, which today is that all analytics involving diverse data sets have to be science projects,” noted Markarian. “Tamr has figured out how to integrate and deliver high-quality data directly to the people, analytics and applications that can solve the big, P&L-level business problems ─ and do this automatically, at scale. I’m really looking forward to being part of this evolution.”

Founded in 2014, the Tamr team has been building a commercial-grade solution to connect and enrich diverse data inside and outside an organization, enabling enterprises to use all available data for business intelligence and analytics, at scale, quickly and cost effectively.

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