Raymie Stata

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Raymie Stata
Born Raymond Paul Stata
(1968-03-27) March 27, 1968 (age 50)
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater MIT
Children 2
Scientific career
Thesis Modularity in the Presence of Subclassing (1996)
Doctoral advisor John Guttag

Raymond Paul "Raymie" Stata is an American computer engineer and business executive.

Early life[edit]

Stata received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, where he also earned his Ph.D. in 1996, under adviser John Guttag.[1]

Stata's father, Ray Stata, was founder and chairman of Analog Devices.[2]


After finishing his Ph.D., Stata worked for Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center, where he contributed to the AltaVista search engine.[3] He was an assistant professor of Computer Science at the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and collaborated with the Internet Archive.[4][5]

In 2002, Stata founded Stata Laboratories in Burlingame, California.[6] The company developed the Bloomba search-based e-mail client and the SAProxy anti-spam filter.[7][8]

Stata Labs was acquired by Yahoo! in 2004, for an undisclosed amount.[9][10][11] Stata continued working for Yahoo!, and in 2010, became the company's chief technology officer,[12] a position he held until he left the company in 2012.[13] With Yahoo!, Stata co-developed a composition model for cloud-hosted serving applications, for which he was granted a patent.[14] Stata was also involved early in Apache Hadoop, consulting with and eventually hiring its founders Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella at Yahoo!.[15][16]

After leaving Yahoo! in 2012, Stata founded Altiscale,[3] a company that provided Apache Hadoop-as-a-service marketed as "big data in the cloud".[17] Altiscale was named a Cool Vendor in Big Data by Gartner for 2015.[18][19] Stata served as Altiscale's CEO until 2016, when the company was acquired by the software company SAP for more than $125 million.[20][21] Following SAP's acquisition, Stata's title with the company became Senior Vice President of Big Data Services.[22]

Since 2018, Stata has served as product and technology advisor for Aqfer, an enterprise software company developing data marketing tools.[23] Stata also serves on the board for technology companies Vanu[24] and Gamalon.[25]

Stata is on the Advisory Council for QuakeFinder, a research and development group focusing on earthquake prediction.[26] Until 2018, he served on the board of trustees for the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.[27]



  1. ^ Stata, Raymond (May 1996). "Modularity in the presence of subclassing". MIT. 
  2. ^ "Ray Stata on the evolution of the semiconductor industry". McKinsey & Company. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Raymie Stata's Voyage: AltaVista, Yahoo, and Now a Hadoop Service". Data Informed. 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Raymie Stata | Computer History Museum". www.computerhistory.org. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  5. ^ Augst, Thomas; Carpenter, Kenneth E. (2007). Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States. Univ of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 1558495916. 
  6. ^ "Stata Labs | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  7. ^ Wildstrom, Stephen (November 3, 2003). "E-Mail That Blows The Others Away". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on December 3, 2003. Retrieved January 30, 2018. 
  8. ^ John Battelle (September 20, 2004). "Raymie Stata on Search". Searchblog. Archived from the original on September 23, 2004. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Yahoo Acquires Another E-Mail Startup". InformationWeek. October 22, 2004. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  10. ^ Stefanie Olsen (October 22, 2004). "Yahoo buys e-mail search company". CNet News. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Official web site". Sata Labs. October 20, 2004. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  12. ^ Rao, Leena. "Yahoo Chief Architect Raymie Stata Promoted To CTO". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Altiscale | Interview with its Founder & CEO - Raymie Stata". Cleverism. 2015-12-18. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
  14. ^ US patent 9229980, "Composition model for cloud-hosted serving applications" 
  15. ^ "Raymie Stata on Hadoop's first decade - IoT Agenda". www.computerweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  16. ^ "Happy Birthday, Hadoop: Celebrating 10 Years of Improbable Growth". Datanami. 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  17. ^ "Altiscale Hadoop as a Service". Archived from the original on February 12, 2014. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
  18. ^ "Cool Vendors in Big Data, 2015". www.gartner.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  19. ^ "Cool Vendors in Big Data 2015". Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. 
  20. ^ Cromwell Schubarth (August 25, 2016). "SAP buying former Yahoo CTO's Big Data startup for more than $125M". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  21. ^ "SAP is acquiring big data startup Altiscale for over $125 million | VentureBeat". venturebeat.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  22. ^ "Monetizing big data with Hadoop as a Service: SAP's story - SiliconANGLE". SiliconANGLE. 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  23. ^ "About Aqfer". Aqfer. 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  24. ^ "Board Members : Vanu". www.vanu.com. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  25. ^ "Company – Gamalon". gamalon.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  26. ^ "QuakeFinder  » Advisory Council". www.quakefinder.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  27. ^ "Board of Trustees | Computer History Museum". 2018-01-02. Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-03-22.