Tech veterans join Starburst to transform data warehouse industry

Tech veterans join Starburst to transform data warehouse industry

Open lakehouse company Starburst has announced the appointments of Steven Chung as President, Tobias Ternstrom as Chief Product Officer and Adam Ferrari as Senior Vice President of Engineering.

Justin Borgman, Cofounder and CEO, Starburst, said: “Steven, Tobias and Adam have joined our team inspired by our vision to help organizations unlock greater business value from their data through the Starburst Lakehouse platform.”

Prior to Starburst, Chung served as President at Delphix having held executive roles at PagerDuty and Demandware.

He has also held management roles at Symantec, Microstrategy, and PwC Consulting.

Ternstrom joins Starburst from Nutanix, where he was Vice President of Platform Services. His previous tenure includes AWS, GCP and Microsoft.

Ternstrom led product management for Amazon Aurora and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS); GCP’s Database Services, including Cloud Spanner, Bigtable, Datastore, Firestore, Memorystore and SQL; and various offerings from Microsoft, including SQL Server on Linux and managed PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB on Azure.

Adam Ferrari brings 20 years of engineering leadership where he most recently served as SVP of Engineering for Salsify.

He also led product and engineering teams at Oracle’s BI/EPM group and was CTO at Endeca prior to their acquisition by Oracle in 2011.

Mike Volpi, Board Member and Founding Investor, Index Ventures said: “Steven, Tobias, and Adam bring proven experience to Starburst as we power new opportunities with AI, ML and analytics in cloud, on-prem and hybrid environments.”

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