Dataupia marketing VP Samantha Stone — who by the way has been one heck of a trooper through Dataupia’s troubles — is joining the exodus from the company. General graciousness aside, the heart of Samantha’s farewell email reads:
Unfortunately, we have had to reduce our burn rate as we seek an acquirer for our technology.
We have a group of loyal employees remaining on staff focused on current production customers and the acquisition efforts.
As part of the most recent staff reductions I will be leaving Dataupia.
Two years ago I wrote:
[Dataupia would] make a great acquisition for a BI company or DBMS vendor who could then say “Oh, no, this isn’t a DBMS appliance – it’s merely a data warehouse accelerator.” When you look at it that way, their chances of prospering look distinctly higher.
But at this point I think there probably would be more appealing ways for those vendors to meet the same needs.