Technology veteran previously held executive roles at Twilio and AWS.
Tokyo – Japan, August 8, 2022 – TigerGraph, a leading developer and provider of enterprise graph technology, today announced the establishment of its Japanese subsidiary, TigerGraph K.K., with Eisuke Saito as Vice President, Country Manager for Japan.
As a founding member of both Amazon Web Services (AWS) Japan, and Twilio Japan, Mr. Saito brings extensive experience building a foundation for growth and expansion for technology companies. At TigerGraph he will be responsible for the go to market (GTM) strategy and execution in Japan, building out the Japan GTM team, and growth initiatives around supply chain, digital twin, and fraud detection solutions.
TigerGraph provides a graph AI platform that is built on a distributed native graph database that helps users find new, competitive insights in their data. These insights are uncovered by analyzing and identifying patterns and similarities in the data by modeling the data from the entity’s point of view – an entity can be a person, place or thing. For example, it allows a user to look across the business to see how a customer is interacting with the business – often a customer’s data is stored in 80 or more systems. Being able to link all the data and analyze it with data science algorithms, helps businesses uncover new insights that can directly impact revenue and cost.
To make it easier for businesses to use graph technology, TigerGraph’s offers solutions for developers, data scientists and business users. Developers can work directly with a SQL-like query programming language along with visual IDE (no-code and low-code application development toolkits) that accelerate development of graph applications. For data science users, it also includes a built-in graph data science library with over 55+ algorithms (open source) along with a Machine Learning workbench that allows data scientists to pull the insights right into their Jupyter notebooks. And much like other analytical applications, business users can see and interact with the data through an intuitive interface.
According to Gartner, graph technology will be used in 80% of data and analytics innovations in 2025, up from 10% in 2021, to drive faster decision-making across organizations.
TigerGraph accelerates customers’ decision making and delivers more accurate results with graph technology
State Grid, China’s largest and the world’s second-largest electric utility, has used TigerGraph to create a real-time EMS (Energy Management System). The company identifies mismatches between power demand and supply for industrial production and national security, and diverts power to more critical areas of the grid while reducing power consumption in less critical areas. This task is traditionally performed on multiple parallel computers using a relational database management system (RDBMS), but by using TigerGraph, the company was able to reduce analysis time by 96% compared to traditional methods. The company’s experience with TigerGraph can be applied to solving the problem of electricity demand, which is currently an issue in Japan.
Another example, Jaguar Land Rover is also using TigerGraph to respond quickly to changes in demand, quickly evaluate supply chain supply options, and adjust production plans. The data needed to understand the entire manufacturing process was scattered across multiple data sources (suppliers, parts/PLM, model configuration/BoM, manufacturing build, forecasting systems, etc.), requiring repeated manual processes to make decisions. By using TigerGraph, the company has reduced the decision-making process from three weeks to 45 minutes and reduced business risk by 35% by reviewing production plans.
In addition to the above, TigerGraph has been implemented by other Global Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including United Healthcare Group, Intuit, China Telecom, HBO, Xandr, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft XBox, GoJek, and many more.
Quotes on launch of business in Japan and Saito’s appointment
“Japan holds so much opportunity for TigerGraph, and we are excited to enter the Japan market with such a strong leader at the helm”, said Dr. Yu Xu, founder and CEO of TigerGraph. “Eisuke Saito brings the perfect mix of enterprise, cloud, and technology experience to build on our momentum in the Asia Pacific region.”
Eisuke Saito, newly appointed Vice President, Country Manager for Japan for TigerGraph Corporation, said, “Graph Technology continues to grow on a global scale, and I am pleased to join TigerGraph, a company that is leading the way with cutting-edge technology and products. Data management is a prerequisite for the growth of Japanese companies. Together with our partners, we will promote the spread of TigerGraph’s graph technology and support the growth of Japanese companies.”
“Through its unique graph analytics platform, TigerGraph enables companies to derive insights from large, complex data sets that are not feasible from traditional database technology. We are pleased to support their expansion into Japan as they continue to help companies make faster and better business decisions,” Dennis Chang, Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers.
Shinichi Unno, Executive Officer of Dentsu International Information Service, TigerGraph’s consulting partner in Japan, said, “With the rapid spread of graph databases in the global manufacturing industry, the benefits of digitization and data management in the manufacturing industry, including the automotive industry, in Japan are clear. We are pleased to support the DX of the manufacturing industry, our area of expertise, through our collaboration with TigerGraph.”
“We sincerely welcome TigerGraph’s entry into the Japanese market,” said Shigeru Urushibara, Chairman and CEO of UL Systems, a solution partner of TigerGraph. “The use of graph databases is indispensable for advanced data analysis in an increasingly complex enterprise. TigerGraph is a core solution with the performance and scalability to withstand practical use in the enterprise field. UL Systems has deepened its technical exchange with TigerGraph since 2018. We will provide professional services for the implementation of TigerGraph by leveraging the knowledge and expertise that both companies have cultivated over the years.”
TigerGraph is a platform for advanced analytics and machine learning on connected data. Based on the industry’s first and only distributed native graph database, TigerGraph’s proven technology supports advanced analytics and machine learning applications such as fraud detection, anti-money laundering (AML), entity resolution, customer 360, recommendations, knowledge graph, cybersecurity, supply chain, IoT, and network analysis. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California, USA. Start free with tigergraph.com/cloud.
TigerGraph was founded by a group of individuals from Teradata, Twitter, Google, Oracle, and IBM with a wealth of experience. Based in Redwood City, California, TigerGraph has offices in 14 countries throughout North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, with the Japan office being the 15th location.
About TigerGraph KK
Established on 7 April, 2022
Office Representative: Eisuke Saito, Vice President, Country Manager for Japan
Address: ROP806, Ark Hills Front Tower, Akasaka 2-23-1, Minatoku, Tokyo,
Contact email: [email protected]