Aerospike Names Joe Gottlieb as CEO
Aug 30, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Aerospike announced that Joe Gottlieb has joined the company as chief executive officer (CEO).
According to a release, for more than 25 years, Gottlieb has driven the growth of information technology companies and served as a voice in the industry through his executive roles at KEYW Corp.; Sensage, Inc.; McAfee, Inc.; Nokia; META Group, Inc.; and Ernst & Young. In joining Aerospike, he brings experience in strategic product development and portfolio management, as well as creating partner ecosystems. As CEO, Gottlieb will spearhead initiatives to build on Aerospike's established leadership in digital advertising and expand into new markets with similarly mission-critical real-time big data applications-where instant insight is a must and downtime is not an option.
"Joe has a long track record of success in leading high-performing teams to win in interesting markets, and we are thrilled to have him on board," said Rohini Chakravarthy, NEA partner and Aerospike board director. "Joe's experience, coupled with the exciting market opportunity ahead, has Aerospike well positioned for its next stage of explosive growth."
The announcement follows last week's launch of Aerospike 3, which helps developers extend the functionality of their Internet-scale applications into the database, enabling faster, more relevant real-time interactions. Aerospike 3 builds on Aerospike 2, the flash-optimized in-memory database and key-value store that customers rely on to consistently respond within milliseconds while predictably processing terabytes of data and billions of transactions per day-all with no downtime.
"The Internet has brought a new level of proximity to everything: data, social circles, commerce. It's all just a click away, and it is generating new behaviors and opportunities," said Joe Gottlieb, Aerospike CEO. "Aerospike not only has revolutionized database design to capitalize on these opportunities; it has achieved a rare level of customer satisfaction and delight in some of the world's most demanding real-time big data environments. I am excited to join the extremely talented team at Aerospike in building on this success."
A respected technology veteran, Gottlieb is recognized as an expert on security and enterprise technology. Most recently he served as senior vice president and general manager for the Global Security Solution Division of KEYW, an agile cyber solutions provider. Previously Gottlieb was president and CEO of Sensage where he drove the company's growth and profitability and led its successful acquisition by KEYW. While at Sensage, he also created the security intelligence category and established the industry's first credible "big data for security" solution capable of loading over six billion events per day and analyzing petabyte-plus data sets. Previously Gottlieb was vice president of corporate strategy and technology alliances at McAfee, the largest pure-play information security company in the world. He also held senior executive positions at Nokia, culminating in his role as general manager of Nokia/Check Point Alliance, as well as serving in executive roles at the META Group and Ernst & Young.
Aerospike delivers flash-optimized in-memory database and reliable NoSQL database for revenue critical, real-time big data applications.
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