July 24, 2016 2:35 PM ET


Company Overview of Trifacta Inc.

Company Overview

Trifacta Inc. develops and provides data wrangling solutions for business, IT, and data analysts in the United States and internationally. It offers Wrangler, a solution for the preparation of data on desktop for analytic uses, such as visualization; and Wrangler Enterprise that enables analysts to explore and transform data of various shapes and sizes in Hadoop without writing code. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California. It has operations in London and Berlin.

575 Market Street

11th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Founded in 2012



Key Executives for Trifacta Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer and Director
Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Trifacta Inc. Key Developments

Trifacta Releases Trifacta V3

Trifacta announced the release of Trifacta v3. This latest release establishes the requirements of enterprise-grade data governance for data wrangling. Trifacta v3 features an array of new User Experience enhancements designed to empower a broad continuum of users, from business analysts to data scientists, with the ability to productively wrangle data. Establishing Enterprise Data Governance for Data Wrangling Trifacta v3 introduces collaborative, enterprise data governance and establishes the security, metadata and lineage, and operationalization requirements necessary for data wrangling environments on Hadoop. Security: Rather than implement a separate security framework, the company’s latest release builds upon existing Hadoop security standards, including Kerberos. This allows IT departments to manage security within the company and Hadoop in parallel, eliminating the need for a separate framework. Metadata and Lineage: With the integration of Cloudera Navigator, support for the Hive metastore and lineage visibility within Trifacta, v3 augments the transfer and visibility of metadata and lineage created through the wrangling process. Operationalization: With added support for enterprise schedulers Kronos and Tidal, Trifacta v3 enables advanced operational transformation workflows created in the company to run on specific schedules, according to the production requirements of organizational IT teams. User Empowerment through Innovative User Experience Historically, data wrangling discovering, structuring, cleaning, enriching, validating and publishing data has accounted for up to 80% of the analysis cycle and required highly technical individuals to perform manual coding or work with technical workflow mapping environments unfit for big, diverse data. The latest Trifacta release expands on the product's intuitive visual interface with increasingly intelligent transform suggestions and greater connectivity to popular data sources. Productivity: In Trifacta v3, users can leverage a variety of different options when defining transformation logic to cater to different levels of technical ability. This release introduces Transformation Suggestion Cards, visual "card" representations of the company’s intelligent transform suggestions, allowing a user to work in a framework that best fits their skill level. Intelligence & Learning: The v3 release introduced Automated Multi-Step Transforms designed to identify each delimiter or markup element within a dataset and automatically parse them out upon dataset registration to further accelerate the wrangling process. Connectivity Trifacta v3 expands connectivity to popular enterprise data sources with added support for connecting to an array of data sources including, AWS S3, XLS files, Hive and more.

Trifacta Appoints Dan Niemann as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations

Trifacta announced that Dan Niemann joined the company as vice president of worldwide field operations. Niemann has over 15 years of experience growing technology companies and has held entrepreneurial roles at both established vendors and startups. He joins Trifacta from Informatica and is responsible for Trifacta's field operations, business development and sales strategy. Prior to Trifacta, Niemann managed alliances and sales at Informatica for a number of new initiatives, including the company's first real-time and cloud product offerings.

Trifacta Announces Executive Changes

Trifacta reported that Adam Wilson has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. The company noted previous CEO and co-founder Joe Hellerstein will remain an integral part of the executive team in his new role as Chief Strategy Officer. Wilson will join Hellerstein on Trifacta's Board of Directors. Both will take up their new roles effective immediately. In Hellerstein's new role, he will focus on Trifacta's strategic roadmap, ensuring that Trifacta continues to deliver leading data transformation solutions that increase the value that users and organizations get from Hadoop and other big data platforms. He will also focus on the product's role in the big data ecosystem. Most recently, Wilson served as CMO and SVP of Products at Euclid Analytics.

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