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Ed Walsh left his job as head of IBM Storage last week to take on the CEO role at ChaosSearch, a log data analytics startup. Co-founder Les Yetton has stepped aside to make way for Walsh.

Hazel and Yetton set up the company in 2016 to devise a faster, more-efficient way of searching the incoming flood of log and similar unstructured data heading for data lakes. They saw that analysis was becoming IO-bound because the Moore’s Law progression of compute power scaling was slowing. Their answer was to build software to compress and accelerate the analytics IO pipeline.

Walsh said in a press statement today: “Unlike the myriad log analytic services or roll-your-own solutions based upon the Elastic/ELK stack, ChaosSearch has a ground-breaking, patent-pending data lake engine for scalable log analytics that provides breakthroughs in scale, cost and management overhead, which directly address the limits of traditional ELK stack deployments but fully supports the Elastic API.”

Additional information can be found in the Blocks and Files article.