Data has become a crucial factor to business’s success and companies are in turn becoming aware of  the potential that their data offers . However proper, timely, business analytics is often hindered with legacy systems which have not kept up with the exponential growth of data. The data itself has grown so much that getting a proper report means incurring a huge cost in time, human resources & money only, the result has already become outdated once its computed.

Enter Minely, a European startup founded in 2013, with a mission to empower businesses to simplify Big Data processing to easily build data-driven solutions using leading-edge technologies for business analytics with timely and relevant decision-making actions.

Minely provides an end-to-end real-time Apache Spark solution which runs on-premise, cloud and fog computing, unlike competitors that force a choice of real-time or batch. We implement the full Lambda architecture (i.e. batch & real-time processing) natively on top of Spark.

We empower businesses to simplify Big Data processing to easily build data-driven solutions using leading-edge technologies for business analytics with timely and relevant decision-making actions

Our Leadership


Christian Barrios CEO

Christian Barrios was a Member of the Executive Board of Directors of Software AG. He oversaw the company’s growth in Iberia, Latin America and the Middle East. He also served as CEO and President of the Board of Informix Software Iberia, before its acquisition by IBM. He held positions as President and Managing Director of Ascential Software Iberia and President of Toshiba Spain. Previously, he was an executive director of Apple Computer Spain & Portugal and business development director for Apple in California . He also served in the board of many technology companies such as Vordel & Software Associates.


Mauro Pirrone Co-Founder & CTO

Mauro has read a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Hons) from the University of Malta. Mauro has over 7 years of professional working within the IT industry with special focus in business intelligence and data mining. Mauro also represented Malta in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup global contest and has won application development awards in events organised by Facebook and Appcelerator. Mauro is the lead Big Data scientist and architect with a special background in complex Big Data R&D projects.


Mohammed Al Fardan Executive Vice President, META & APJ

Mohammed Al Fardan has around three decades of ICT experience in starting up Middle East & North Africa operations for international ICT firms such as IBM, Lexmark, Microsoft and Software AG. He has top executive contacts across the MENA region and he established leadership in the ICT industry.


Maria Helena Arenas General Manager – South America

Maria Helena brings more than 20 years of experience within the IT industry, with special emphasis on computer consulting, project management and operation of technology outsourcing services. His approach to service provision has allowed him to have a wealth of knowledge in the retail, telecommunications and financial industries. She served as Regional Delivery Manager in state-of-the-art multinational companies such as Hewlett Packard and Electronic Data Systems (EDS).


Alex Tanti Development Manager

Alex joined Minely after working for KPMG Crimsonwing in the field of high transaction processing. He has a degree in ICT from the University of Malta with specialisation in computer science. He overseas the entire technical and backend operations of Minely.


Michael De Giovanni Product Manager

With over 8 years experience of Social, Web & Mobile UI/UX experience , Michael ensures that Minely hides the complex Big Data Business Analytics problems behind a beautiful and intuitive interface, by leading the development of detailed user experience mockups, release notes and user documentation, working closely with a team of talented developers, data scientists, and top level management to bring Minely to the next level.

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