Vision & Management
GridGain develops software for companies who see real time big data as a strategic asset and who need live data business analytics and processing. Our product is a Java-based open source in-memory platform that provides unique integration between in-memory data and compute grid technologies and can scale up from a single server to thousands of machines to handle terabytes of data in real time.
Unlike complex, decade-old ETL systems which use dead data for batch offline analytics, our platform allows companies to harness live data for smarter, faster real time processing and analysis.
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Founder & CEO
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Nikita has over 20 years of experience in software application development, building HPC and middleware platforms, contributing to the efforts of other startups and notable companies including Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Nikita was one of the pioneers in using Java technology for server side middleware development while working for one of Europe’s largest system integrators in 1996.
He is an active member of Java middleware community, contributor to the Java specification, and holds a Master’s degree in Electro Mechanics from Baltic State Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Co-Founder & CTO
Dmitriy Setrakyan is co-founder and CTO of GridGain Systems, founded in 2005 and funded by RTP Ventures. Dmitriy has been designing, architecting and developing software and applications for over 15 years and has expertise in the development of distributed computing systems, middleware platforms, financial trading systems, CRM applications and similar systems.
Prior to GridGain Dmitriy worked as a Consultant at eBay where he was responsible for architecture of performance sensitive high-traffic components of an add-serving system processing several billion hits a day. Before that Dmitriy served as a Lead Architect at Fitech Labs, focusing on high-performance software for trading systems, where he jump started a new distributed caching and grid computing product lines scaling out to 100s computers.
Dmitriy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of California at Davis specializing in Networking and Algorithms.
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VP of Business Development
Jon Webster heads GridGain’s global sales and strategic partnership efforts, driving significant revenue growth for the company. Jon brings significant expertise to GridGain Systems with over 15 years of senior and global technology and sales history with notable global companies including Netuitive, Microsoft, AmberPoint (acquired by BEA/Oracle) and SilverStream Software (acquired by Novell).
Jon has also held a number of technical roles, was an early adopter of Java for use in an online gaming startup he co-founded in 1996, while also developing his expertise on J2EE and Java Application Servers.
Jon holds a B.Sc. with Honors in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
GM, Research and Development
Jacob Zhdanov manages R&D for GridGain Systems and brings over 10 years of operational and technical management expertise to the company. Jacob has worked with a number of customers, particularly in Western Europe, to establish their development organizations and manage them from conception through successful product releases.
Jacob Zhdanov holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Altai State Technical University, Barnaul, Russia.
Bjorn is responsible for GridGain’s global marketing. He has been generating value for technology start ups for several years, particularly by managing technical development projects and by positioning new technologies attractively in their market space.
Bjorn holds a master’s degree in Neurosciences from the University of Magdeburg, Germany.