ChaosSearch Appoints Data Analytics Veteran David Collins as VP Sales

Collins to Help Company Scale to Meet Skyrocketing Demand for Disruptive Data Platform

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Analytics–ChaosSearch, whose next-generation data platform for analytics delivers insights at scale for enterprise customers worldwide, today announced that David Collins has joined the company as VP of Sales. Collins is a data technology veteran with deep experience helping F500 businesses optimize data storage and analytics, and unbridled success at growing sales organizations and revenue. His appointment comes on the heels of ChaosSearch’s record-breaking 2020 and the close of a $40M B round.

“Enterprises desperately want to use data lakes to enhance analytics, but significant architectural challenges have made data lakes overly complex and costly. When you find a technology that vastly simplifies the architecture, increases performance and scale, and slashes costs, it’s unbeatable. And that’s exactly what ChaosSearch delivers,” said Collins. “ChaosSearch is immediately poised to disrupt three major markets: log analytics, cloud data warehousing, and ML analytics. By providing a single, enormously scalable environment based upon common cloud object store repositories such as AWS S3, we will change and simplify enterprise data architectures. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team and help ChaosSearch realize its potential.”

“ChaosSearch is at an inflection point. Customer demand has been increasing and is now beginning to skyrocket,” said Ed Walsh, CEO of ChaosSearch. “David has had his finger on the pulse of this industry for years. He intimately understands how to help businesses get substantial value from massive data lakes. His expertise in big data and in expanding sales organizations will help ChaosSearch scale quickly to meet demand and capitalize on new opportunities.”

Collins brings three decades of industry experience and entrepreneurial leadership to ChaosSearch. He was recently Actian Corporation’s VP of Worldwide Sales for Cloud Data Warehouse. Before that, Collins was VP of Sales for Attunity. There he was integral in moving the company from a virtual unknown to the market leader in real-time streaming data integration, resulting in a 400% increase in market capitalization prior to Qlik’s acquisition of the company. Earlier, he served as Intel Corporation’s Worldwide Director of Big Data. He is a graduate of Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

About ChaosSearch

ChaosSearch enables customers to Know Better™, delivering data insights at scale while achieving the true promise of data lake economics. The ChaosSearch Data Platform connects to and indexes data within a customer’s cloud storage environment, rendering it fully searchable and available for analysis with existing data tools, while delivering massive time, cost and complexity savings. The privately held company is based in Boston, MA. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @ChaosSearch and LinkedIn.


Janice Bedsole

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