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About Cask

Cask, the company that makes building and running big data solutions easy, provides the first unified integration platform for big data that cuts down the time to production for data applications and data lakes by 80%. The 100% open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) accelerates time to value from Hadoop through standardized APIs, configurable templates and visual interfaces, and it increases efficiencies through reusable and portable components. CDAP enables IT organizations to empower their business through self-service data, and to remove barriers to innovation as an extensible and future-proof platform. Cask offers enterprise-grade customer support. Major customers and partners include AT&T, Cloudera, Ericsson, Lotame and Salesforce. Cask is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit the Cask website at, and follow us @caskdata.

Our Founders

Jonathan Gray

Founder / CEO

Jonathan Gray, Founder & CEO of Cask, is an entrepreneur and software engineer with a background in startups, open source and all things data. Prior to founding Cask, Jonathan was a software engineer at Facebook where he drove HBase engineering efforts, including Facebook Messages and several other large-scale projects from inception to production.

An open source evangelist, Jonathan was responsible for helping build the Facebook engineering brand through developer outreach and refocusing the open source strategy of the company. Prior to Facebook, Jonathan founded, where he became an early adopter of Hadoop and HBase and is now a core contributor and active committer in the community.

Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Nitin Motgi

Founder / CTO

Nitin Motgi is Founder and CTO of Cask, where he is responsible for developing the company’s long-term technology, driving company engineering initiatives and collaboration.

Prior to Cask, Nitin was at Yahoo! working on a large-scale content optimization system externally known as C.O.R.E.

Prior to Yahoo!, Nitin led the development of a large-scale fabrication analysis system at Altera, and he previously held senior engineering roles at FedEx. Nitin holds a Master’s degree in computer science from University of Central Florida (UCF).


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