Empowering enterprises around the world with responsible AI.

Blossom is a viable approach not just for large data crunching companies, but for everybody who has data silos in different locations, even data privacy legislations. No need to move the data around, Blossom executes where the data is.

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Our Story

Alexander had first touch points with Jorge back in 2012 at his time at Cloudera. The research papers, written by Jorge and others in his team at QRCI and HPI, lead to the research of distributed in-memory query engines, and finally to the first in-memory query engine for Apache Hadoop.
Jorge, Rodrigo and Bertty started to investigate the topic of Federated Data Processing and distributed AI in 2015. The team around Jorge developed Rheem in 2016, and presented the software stack at the Spark Summit 2017, followed by multiple conferences.
Alexander met Jorge again 2019 during his visit in Qatar, where he was guest of the Qatar Technology Foundation. After the first meeting with Jorge both realized the huge potential and agreed to found a company to bring this technology to market. From that point on they bootstrapped the further development and started to incubate the project as Apache Wayang into the Apache Software Foundation, lead by Bertty.
During the pandemic, the core team moved to Berlin and founded the company Databloom in Germany. In 2022 the team also founded DataBloom AI, Inc. in the United States to deal with the increased interest around the Bay Area, Florida and Texas.

Members of our team are frequent speakers at large conventions and meetups, like newWork summit, SXSW, Big Data World, Apache Con, BOSS, Developer Week, etc.

Research distributed AI since
2015
Over
150k+
downloads so far
Apache Wayang is used by
30+
companies around the world
The team published
20+
Research Papers

Our Team

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Alexander Alten, CEO Databloom

Alexander Alten

Ceo & co-founder

Entrepreneur,  Developer and Big Data Expert, more as 15 years experience. Operating at the crossroads of sales and computer science to deliver solutions that people remember.

Dr. Jorge Quiane, SVP Science Databloom

Dr. Jorge Quiané

CTO & co-founder

Principal Investigator of Rheem, now Apache Wayang. Passionate on building next-generation Big Data infrastructures. Principal Researcher at TU Berlin and BIFOLD.

Bertty Rojas, PMC Apache Wayang

Bertty Rojas

co-founder, SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Backend developer, PPMC Apache Wayang, open source enthusiast. MA in Computer Science, key researcher behind the core technology.

Rodrigo Pardo-Meza, PMC Apache Wayang

Rodrigo Pardo-Meza

co-founder, SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Backend engineer, PPMC Apache Wayang, open source enthusiast. MA in Computer Science, brain behind the optimizer and UDF interpreter.

Zoi Kaoudi

Dr. Zoi Kaoudi

VP Data Science and AI

Key ML researcher behind Rheem, now Apache Wayang. Senior Researcher at TU Berlin & BIFOLD. Specialist in ML and Data Science, and enthusiast of true AI.

Vatsal Shah, VP Growth databloom.ai

Vatsal Shah
‍‍

EVP Revenue Growth

Roboticist turned ML Engineer turned growth hacker. Always curious, often wrong. More as 3 years experience in growth hacking, Federated Learning and AI.

VP Country Sales

Thomas Lyu, VP Sales South Korea

Thomas Lyu

VP sales
south korea

IT Consultant, Storage Specialist. More than 20 years experience as Sales Engineer & Sales in South Korea. Exceptional thinker and customer oriented sales project lead, always putting our customers first.

Charles Stachell, VP Sales US at databloom.ai

Charles Satchell

VP sales
United States

A trusted sales & marketing expert from the Silicon Valley. Providing solutions to help companies scale, protect their data, and improve their processes. Passionate about people and problem solving.

Our Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Begum Demir

Prof. Dr. Begüm Demir

Technische Universität Berlin

Dr. Begüm Demir is a Scientific Committee member of the SPIE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing and co-chair of Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing.

Ekrem Namazci

Ekrem Namazci

Data & AI Lead at Microsoft & Co-Founder GDEXA

Besides his leadership role at Microsoft, his free time belongs to the EdTech startup GDEXA, where he acts as co-founder and leading force of the free global mentorship program for students and young professionals.

JB Onofre

Jean-Baptiste Onofré

OpenSource Europe at Huawei

JB is Apache Member and has more as 20 years experience in software engineering, open source and is active on ~ 20 Apache projects. In real, JB is rugby fan, enjoying building sand castles with stone in Brittany.

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