In-Memory Computing for
Operational Intelligence

ScaleOut Software’s mission is to develop and license leading-edge software and services that incorporate scalable, in-memory computing technology to provide operational intelligence for our customers with ease-of-use, peerless support, and cost-effectiveness. Our vision is to help our customers significantly increase the value of their operational systems by deploying in-memory computing technology that provides operational intelligence.

Pioneers in Scalable, In-Memory Computing

For the past decade, ScaleOut Software has been developing leading-edge software technology for in-memory data storage and integrated, real-time computing. Here are some key milestones in our history:

2005: ScaleOut Software releases ScaleOut StateServer, a scalable, highly available, in-memory data grid that eliminated bottlenecks in the storage of fast-changing data within server farms and other operational systems.

2007: ScaleOut extends this technology with ScaleOut GeoServer to integrate in-memory data grids across multiple data centers.

2008: ScaleOut first integrates in-memory computing with in-memory data storage using high performance computing technology to offer real-time analytics and feedback — operational intelligence; this product is now called ScaleOut ComputeServer.

2013: ScaleOut introduces ScaleOut hServer, the first in-memory, API-compatible, Hadoop MapReduce execution engine that brings the power of operational intelligence to the Hadoop platform.


ScaleOut Software’s products are in production use at hundreds of customers worldwide. Every day tens of millions of data grid operations are handled quickly and reliably by our products for a wide range of applications across many industries, including e-commerce, financial services, media services, transportation, telecommunication, energy, and many others.

From the company’s inception, our development process has focused on working closely with our customers to identify their requirements and deliver software technology that meets their needs. We continuously strive to deliver leading-edge products that significantly increase the effectiveness of our customers’ mission-critical systems by leveraging our technology leadership in in-memory computing.

Technical Leadership

ScaleOut’s products have been designed by leaders in scalable, in-memory computing and experts in API development. For more than a decade, ScaleOut Software has introduced patented, industry-leading technology that combines high performance, high availability, and ease of use and is specifically targeted for operational systems.


Dr. William L. Bain

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

ScaleOut Software was founded in 2003 by Dr. William L. Bain. Bill has a Ph.D. (1978) in electrical engineering/parallel computing from Rice University, and he has worked at Bell Labs research, Intel, and Microsoft. Bill founded and ran three start-up companies prior to joining Microsoft. In the most recent company (Valence Research), he developed a distributed Web load-balancing software solution that was acquired by Microsoft and is now called Network Load Balancing within the Windows Server operating system. Dr. Bain holds several patents in computer architecture and distributed computing. As a member of the screening committee for the Seattle-based Alliance of Angels, Dr. Bain is actively involved in entrepreneurship and the angel community.

David Brinker

Chief Operating Officer

Dave has over 25 years of software industry experience in a variety of operational, sales and financial executive roles in both public and private companies. Prior to joining ScaleOut Software, Dave was CEO/Chairman at Webridge, Inc., a pioneer in secure extranets. As an early employee of Mentor Graphics, he started up Asian operations and grew Mentor’s Pacific business to more than $80M while stationed in the Japan headquarters. Near the end of his twelve years at Mentor he managed the worldwide field organization, a $400M software sales and consulting business. In addition to raising capital and selling two private businesses, Dave holds a CPA Certificate and spent his early years at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dan McMillan

Vice President of Sales - Core Products

Dan has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and channel management in high-technology companies. Prior to joining ScaleOut Software, he spent six years at Microsoft managing partners and field sales. At Valence Research, Dan was Director of Sales and helped lead the company to profitability and eventual acquisition by Microsoft. Earlier in his career, he held sales positions within the transportation services and telecommunications industries. Dan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

Chris Villinger

Vice President Business Development and Marketing

Chris has over 18 years’ experience at global, high-tech multinationals, including Microsoft and Philips, in software marketing, marketing technology, content management, global digital marketing and commercial sales networks, systems integration consulting, and business planning and forecasting. Chris has a multicultural US and European background with fluency in four major languages. He holds a BSEE degree from Tulane University and a Bilingual International MBA from the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra in Barcelona Spain.

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