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Qbox makes big data search simple, offering it as a service.

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Attention developers with enterprise search problems: Qbox wants to talk to you

Tech Republic • April 21, 2014

One of the apocryphal definitions of big data is anything that crashes Excel. If you are on a standard laptop, Excel will start to choke when you get to about 70 to 80,000 lines. And you can put it on a relational database and that will start to choke at a few million lines. And at that point, you have to kind of cluster it or scale it and put a lot of computing resources behind it. And what if you have a billion lines? It's not really feasible to have hundreds and hundreds of servers running an Oracle database where the license is $25,000 per node. If you have 1 billion lines, you're looking at dozens of nodes. And the cost to get your insights that way is prohibitive for most companies. That's why it's so important.

Founders / Key Team

Mark Brandon
Mark Brandon
CEO & Co-Founder

Mark has over 20 years of experience selling enterprise technology at Oracle, Dell, and Apple.  Prior to joining Dell, Mark received his MS and undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  Mark is passionate about providing an easy and simple customer experience to big data search for the large clients he has worked with over the past 20 years.

Ben Hundley
Ben Hundley
Chief Architect & Co-Founder

Ben is a self-taught DevOps boy genius, who has spent his life developing full-stack software applications.  He got his start building in Enterprise Search by implementing E-commerce product search at Country Outfitter, a $100 Million seller of boots and western wear.

Christian O'brien
Christian O'brien
Chief Revenue Officer

Christian has built multiple sales teams from scratch to delivering quotas up to $700M.  Specifically, Christian is a former National Director of Sales @ Dell who was tapped by Dell when the company aggressed into new lines of business (Storage, networking).  Christian is responsible for all things selling, building sales team and making sure Qbox executes on its sales.  Christian and Mark were colleagues at Dell.