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February 28, 2023

Former Cloudera CPO & Hortonworks Cofounder, Arun Murthy, Joins Scale AI

Feb. 28, 2023 — Scale AI today announced that former Cloudera CPO and Hortonworks Co-founder/CPO, Arun Murthy has joined the company as Chief Product and Technology Officer. As CPTO for Scale, Murthy will oversee the entire tech stack and engineering team, and help build new tools to continue to accelerate the development of AI systems and establish the value prop of AI for enterprise across industries.

Murthy comes to Scale with deep product expertise and has spent well over a decade in the open source big data industry. Prior to being Cloudera’s chief product officer, he was co-founder and chief product officer at Hortonworks before its merger with Cloudera, leading engineering and R&D efforts across the company’s entire portfolio. Arun was one of the original members of the Hadoop team at Yahoo! Inc., where he was responsible for all Hadoop Map-Reduce code and configuration deployed across the 42,000+ servers and for running Hadoop as a service for the company.

“As a technologist, the work at Scale is obviously appealing – especially when aligned with the incredible team here,” said Murthy. “Like the rest of the world, I was absolutely enamored with the promise and the proximity of AI’s value delivery.”

Murthy’s combined experience in data and product, in addition to his experience leading teams, will deliver meaningful results for the next stage of Scales’s growth. Additional details can be found in the blog post here.

About Scale AI

Scale AI accelerates AI development by providing the data infrastructure for AI. Its data-centric platform manages the entire ML lifecycle, from data annotation and curation to model testing and evaluation, enabling any organization – from the world’s most advanced AI teams to legacy organizations – to develop and deploy impactful AI solutions. Scale combines ML technology with skilled human insight to ensure every AI application is built on a foundation of high-quality ground truth data. Scale is trusted by the largest technology companies in the world, including Microsoft, Toyota, Nuro, Samsung, Square, PayPal, SAP, Instacart, Pinterest, Brex, Flexport and U.S. government agencies like the U.S. Army and Air Force. Founded in 2016 and valued at $7.3 billion, Scale is backed by Founders Fund, Accel, Index, and Tiger Global.

Source: Scale AI