April 1, 2009

Lots of analytic DBMS vendors are hiring

After writing about a Twitter jobs page, it occurred to me to check out whether analytic DBMS vendors are still hiring. Based on the Careers pages on their websites, I determined that Aster, Greenplum, Kickfire, and ParAccel all evidently are, in various mixes of (mainly) technical and field positions. At that point I got bored and stopped.

I didn’t choose those vendors entirely at random. If I had to name three vendors who are said to have had small layoffs at some point over the past few quarters, it would be ParAccel, Greenplum, and Kickfire.  So if even they are hiring, the analytic DBMS sector is still pretty healthy … or at least thinks it is. 😉


5 Responses to “Lots of analytic DBMS vendors are hiring”

  1. Jerome on April 1st, 2009 12:00 pm

    Heh, that’s funny. I always make it a point to check the careers sections of all the players on your TDWI list on a weekly basis as I believe this yields interesting information such as what technology they use (or what problems they may be attacking) or how their business is doing. It’s also interesting to see how they respond to potential applicants. Tells me a lot about the place 🙂

  2. Chris Neumann on April 1st, 2009 2:48 pm

    Aster Data is absolutely hiring! We’re looking for exceptional developers to join our core engineering team, field engineers to help deliver solutions based on our nCluster platform to our growing list of customers, sales engineers and inside sales reps to expand our sales team, and more! And with $17 million recently raised in our oversubscribed Series B financing, unlike other companies, we’re definitely not doing layoffs.

    If you’re interested, please visit our Careers Page or send your resume and a cover letter to careers@asterdata.com.

  3. Jerome on April 1st, 2009 5:35 pm

    It’s pretty interesting actually — exasol has the worst career space, IMHO — they’re had “intern(m/f) on there for as long as I can remember and that’s that.

    ParAccel is looking for a Director of Engineering Database Query Execution. That sounds like a serious hole they need to plug…Also senior database internals engineers…don’t sound good 🙂

    Vertica has had the same positions for over a year if I’m not mistaken. Hard to imagine they couldnt fill them in this market — I have to assume they just dont refresh their careers section too often 🙂

  4. Curt Monash on April 1st, 2009 6:56 pm


    Good point. I didn’t make any attempt to check whether the pages were up to date.

    As for Exasol — it’s been a while since I’ve heard about them on anything other than a “Whatever happened to … ?” basis.

  5. Daniel Weinreb on April 2nd, 2009 9:22 am

    All four of them are in California. Hmm. (I’m always looking around for job openings for my friends, in the Boston area…)

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