SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - MemSQL (, provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today announced that enterprise software veteran Patrick Ball has joined its executive team as Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

"With over 20 years of enterprise software sales experience, I am pleased to welcome Patrick to the MemSQL family," said Eric Frenkiel, CEO and co-founder, MemSQL. "Patrick's stellar big data expertise and sales leadership come at the perfect time as we accelerate the pace of innovation and growth for MemSQL, extending our leadership in the rapidly expanding market for real-time database technology. Having talented executives like Patrick join MemSQL is a testament to what we have accomplished to date, and the opportunities that lie ahead."

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Patrick joins MemSQL from Cloudera, where he served as Vice President of Sales West, contributing significantly to the company's sales growth and most recently achieving over $100 million in fiscal year 2015 revenue. While at Cloudera, Patrick and his team closed some of the most strategic customer deals in the history of the company with Fortune 500 enterprises. Prior to Cloudera, he served in various sales leadership positions at enterprise software companies including Moxie and BMC Software.

"Over the last few years, I've been on the front lines of the largest big data initiatives, and have seen firsthand the increasing demand -- at the highest levels of corporate leadership -- for real-time solutions," said Patrick Ball, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, MemSQL. "I'm excited to be joining MemSQL, a company that is well positioned to solve today's challenging data requirements."

MemSQL recently announced its Series C funding of $36M to fund growth across the company including engineering, sales, support, and marketing. This latest funding round brings the total amount raised to $85 million, accelerating the company's mission to help the world's largest companies meet new data processing demands. MemSQL has been recognized as a visionary in two Gartner Magic Quadrants: the Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics, as well as the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems.

Companies use MemSQL to transform their businesses, compete in the digital era, and adapt and learn in real-time. Whether capturing millions of transactions per second for IoT applications, calculating business risk assessment down to the second, or providing customers with a personalized experience, MemSQL gives companies a window into their business as it happens. Using the modern architecture underlying MemSQL, enterprises can get ahead of real-time data requirements to unlock savings and unleash growth.

About MemSQL

MemSQL delivers the leading database platform for real-time analytics. Global enterprises use MemSQL to achieve peak performance and optimize data efficiency. With the combined power of database, data warehouse, and streaming workloads in one system, MemSQL helps companies anticipate problems before they occur, turn insights into actions, and stay relevant in a rapidly changing world. Visit or follow us @memsql.

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