Interview: Ankur Goyal, VP of Engineering at MemSQL

I recently caught up with Ankur Goyal, Vice President of Engineering at MemSQL, to get an inside look at the new era of predictive analytics. Ankur runs engineering at MemSQL. He was one of the first employees at MemSQL starting in 2011, and has actively driven growth of the team since then. Ankur previously held systems research positions at Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked on innovative distributed systems. He studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. Daniel D. Gutierrez – Managing Editor, insideBIGDATA insideBIGDATA: Predictive analytics has been described as using modeling, machine learning, and data mining of historical data to make predictions about the future. How do you define or characterize predictive analytics? Ankur Goyal: We define predictive analytics as taking the best of both current and…


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