CEO: Bob Muglia
Snowflake Computing came out of stealth mode in October as it revealed $26 million in Series B funding for its big data warehousing services via the cloud. The idea of the solution, the company said, is to offer a more flexible, easier-to-manage alternative to on-premise data warehouses. The company is led by Bob Muglia, the former president of Microsoft's Server and Tools business and former Juniper vice president of software and solutions. The solution is currently in beta with big names such as Conde Nast and Adobe, and Muglia said he expects it to be generally available in the first half of 2015.