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Sam Berg Joins Data Platform as a Service Vendor Cazena as Vice President of Sales

Seasoned Sales Leader Appointed to Drive Growth as Cazena goes  GA

WALTHAM, Mass. – April 12, 2017 – Cazena, the first fully managed Big Data Platform as a Service, today announced the appointment of Sam Berg as Vice President of Sales. Berg joins Cazena as it makes its cloud platform “generally available” after three years of development and testing.

Sam brings over 25 years of technology sales and field operations experience to Cazena. Prior to Cazena, Berg spent four years at SnapLogic, the innovative data and application Integration Platform as a Service. At SnapLogic, Berg drove significant sales and adoption, and established the company as a leader in the Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service market. Berg also held senior management positions at VoltDB and Nexaweb Technologies, and senior sales roles at Ascential Software and SAP.

“Sam joins Cazena’s go-to-market team with a record of stellar success, particularly with new, emerging technologies, and at an exciting time to accelerate our growth in the market,” said Prat Moghe, founder and CEO of Cazena. “He will be a great asset to the company as we set off on this next phase of growth.”

Big data in the cloud is expected to be a $40 billion opportunity as enterprises seek agility and faster outcomes. Cazena was founded by former leaders at Netezza to accelerate the market by developing technology to overcome the skills, complexity and cost-barriers keeping enterprises from cloud success. Cazena now has the first, fully-managed Big Data Platform as a Service, available on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The service is deployed immediately giving enterprises a production-ready, secure platform quickly, without requiring months of planning, special skills or DevOps. 

“Cazena is  transforming the way organizations leverage the cloud and new complex data technologies to vastly speed up business decisions,” said Sam Berg. “What drew me to Cazena was its leadership, product vision and potential for tremendous growth. Cazena helps companies leverage and take advantage of new technologies. Whether a company wants a secure cloud data warehouse to power Tableau or other tools, or needs an easy way to run a massive Cloudera Hadoop or Spark cluster – Cazena supports many use cases. It’s exciting to see what our customers accomplish when they have the flexible tools.”

Now companies can use Cazena’s platform for all analytics, data science, data warehousing and big data workloads in the cloud. A three-click web interface, built-in security, encryption and migration software make Cazena the easiest way for enterprises to adopt Microsoft Azure and AWS. Cazena’s automated platform is also the fastest way to deploy fully-managed cloud solutions with best-of-breed technologies like Cloudera, AWS Redshift, Pivotal Greenplum and RStudio.

About Cazena
Cazena’s mission is to radically simplify data processing in the cloud, for faster business outcomes. Cazena offers a fully-managed, big data platform as a service for data science, data lakes and data warehousing. Cazena makes it simple, secure and cost-effective for enterprises to migrate and run data processing on Microsoft Azure and AWS. Leading the emerging big data platform as a service category, Cazena was founded by industry veterans that led the popular Netezza data warehousing appliance. The company is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, North Bridge Venture Partners and Formation 8. Cazena was recognized by analyst firm Gartner as a “Cool Vendor, DBMS” and has Fortune 500 customers across industries. Learn more at

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