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Composite Software

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About Composite Software

Composite Software is a data virtualization market provider. Organizations such as financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, communications providers, energy producers and government agencies rely on Composite data virtualization offerings to simplify information access. In July 2013, Composite Software was acquired by Cisco Systems. The valuation of Composite Software was $180 million. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Headquarters Location

2655 Campus Drive Suite 200

San Mateo, California, 94403,

United States


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Latest Composite Software News

MapD Hires David Besemer As Vice President Of Engineering

Jul 10, 2018

Share this article SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MapD Technologies , the Extreme Analytics™ platform provider, today announced the hiring of Silicon Valley engineering executive David Besemer as Vice President of Engineering. Besemer is a veteran of prominent technology companies including Cisco, Composite Software, and NeXT, as well as founder of two successful firms. Besemer comes to MapD from Cisco Systems where he was Chief Technology Officer for Data Virtualization, a position created through Cisco's acquisition of Composite Software in 2013. Composite Software pioneered data virtualization, helping complex companies seamlessly leverage data from across the enterprise. In his time at Composite Software, as VP of Engineering and then CTO, he oversaw the engineering team that built the award-winning Composite Information Server;  led product strategy, and evangelized the benefits of data virtualization to the market. Prior to his time at Composite Software, Besemer served as a principal of two software consulting firms that served major enterprises, including The Walt Disney Company and Apple Computer. He also founded and sold the online company Cognitio Products, and served in software management and/or engineering positions with NeXT Computer, Kidder-Peabody & Company, and General Electric. "David is an expert in the fields of data management and data virtualization. He takes great pride in developing leading-edge, high performance technologies, as well as the teams that make those technologies possible," said Todd Mostak, co-founder and CEO of MapD. "David's executive experience of scaling teams with great cultures, combined with his deep knowledge in big data, will be of immense value as we continue to build on our strengths in GPU-accelerated analytics." "GPU processing is changing the equation for companies faced with an overwhelming amount of data. MapD is unique in its ability to query and analyze large amounts of data in real-time," commented Besemer. "By building a system from the ground up to fully harness the massive parallelism of GPUs, MapD is empowering its customers to extract the full value from their data. It's my goal to contribute to this success by attracting and inspiring the kind of world-class engineering talent that will further strengthen MapD's open-source software core." Besemer holds a master's degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Michigan State University. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on the subjects of data analytics and the Internet of Everything. About MapD Technologies: Founded in 2013, MapD Technologies is the creator of MapD, the extreme analytics platform used in business and government to find insights in data beyond the limits of mainstream analytics tools. The platform, available in cloud-based (MapD Cloud) and licensed versions (Open Source Core, Community Edition, and Enterprise Edition), harnesses the massive parallel computing of GPUs for data analytics. MapD originated from research at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). MapD Technologies is funded by GV, In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), NVIDIA, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. MEDIA CONTACT:

Composite Software Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Composite Software founded?

    Composite Software was founded in 2002.

  • Where is Composite Software's headquarters?

    Composite Software's headquarters is located at 2655 Campus Drive, San Mateo.

  • What is Composite Software's latest funding round?

    Composite Software's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Composite Software raise?

    Composite Software raised a total of $31.95M.

  • Who are the investors of Composite Software?

    Investors of Composite Software include Cisco, Palomar Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Clearstone Venture Partners, Dot Edu Ventures and 5 more.

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