Kumar Ramaiyer is currently a vice president at Oracle, and he heads the development of the Essbase product. He is also responsible for engineering Essbase for Exalytics and integration of Essbase with all the Oracle products that consume Essbase technology – EPM suite of products, OBIEE, and Fusion GL and CRM. Kumar came to Oracle through an acquisition of a startup company, Interlace Systems, where he was one of the key members and helped to build a multidimensional engine called IOP, which is used in operational planning use cases. He also worked at Ariba and Informix and has almost twenty years of industry experience, mostly in solving data management and analytics problems. He got his Ph.D. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and master's in computer science from University of Louisiana.