Raymie Stata

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Raymie Stata
Born Raymond Paul Stata
(1968-03-27) March 27, 1968 (age 48)
Institutions Yahoo!
Stata Labs
Alma mater MIT
Thesis Modularity in the Presence of Subclassing (1996)
Doctoral advisor John Guttag
Children 2

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


Stata is an alumnus of MIT, where he received bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering in 1991, and a Ph.D. in 1996 under adviser John Guttag. Stata's father, Ray Stata, was founder and chairman of Analog Devices. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center, where he contributed to the AltaVista search engine. He was an assistant professor of Computer Science at the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and collaborated with the Internet Archive.

Stata founded Stata Laboratories in Burlingame, California, in March 2002, with his father and Andrew W. Stack.[1] The company marketed the Bloomba search-based e-mail client and the SAProxy anti-spam filter.[2][3] He was the chief technology officer at Yahoo!, joining June 3, 2010 as senior vice president, after Yahoo acquired Sata Labs in October 2004.[4][5][6] The value of the acquisition was not disclosed in Yahoo's annual report.[7]

He then became the founder and CEO of Altiscale, a company that provided Apache Hadoop-as-a-service marketed as "big data in the cloud".[8] Altiscale was named a Cool Vendor in Big Data by Gartner for 2015.[9] It was acquired in August 2016 by SAP SE.[10]


  1. ^ "Notice of Sale of Securities". US Securities and Exchange Commission. June 13, 2002. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Wildstrom, Stephen (2003-11-03). "E-Mail That Blows The Others Away". BusinessWeek. 
  3. ^ John Battelle (September 20, 2004). "Raymie Stata on Search". Searchblog. Archived from the original on September 23, 2004. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yahoo Acquires Another E-Mail Startup". InformationWeek. October 22, 2004. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ Stefanie Olsen (October 22, 2004). "Yahoo buys e-mail search company". CNet News. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Official web site". Sata Labs. October 20, 2004. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  7. ^ Yahoo! Inc. (March 11, 2005). "Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004". US Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ Altiscale
  9. ^ https://www.altiscale.com/hadoop-resource/cool-vendor/
  10. ^ 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.