Ray Lane Joins MetaMatrix Board

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-03-25 Print this article Print

MetaMatrix, a privately held company, markets namesake software that acts as a virtual database.

Former Oracle Corp. president and chief operating officer Ray Lane has joined the board of directors at MetaMatrix Inc., a 6-year-old metadata integration software maker, in New York. Lane left the Redwood Shores, Calif., database giant in June 2000, following a power shuffle with CEO Larry Ellison. After Oracle, he joined venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he now serves as general partner. KPCB is an investor in MetaMatrix. MetaMatrix, a privately held company, markets namesake software that acts as a virtual database, reading and writing data to and from disparate data sources. MetaMatrix features XML modeling, data integration technology and a Simple Object Access Protocol interface to MetaMatrix Server that makes integrated information available as Web services.
The company counts among its customers Merrill Lynch, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc., and government agencies in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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