|[March 13, 2014]
Basho Names New CEO and CTO
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
the creator and developer of Riak,
the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, today announced that
Adam Wray has joined the company as chief executive officer and Dave
McCrory as chief technology officer. Wray and McCrory will
collaboratively lead Basho to deliver the most advanced open source
distributed database to enterprises.
"Adam's track-record speaks for itself - from driving business growth,
to directing companies through great outcomes, he has consistently
delivered as a successful leader," said Chester Davenport, executive
chairman of Basho. "We are also thrilled to have Dave on board with his
extensive experience building technology for enterprises, particularly
in the open source arena. Together, Adam and Dave will provide the
strategic focus, business acumen and credibility to extend Basho's
presence across enterprises worldwide."
"Enterprises are getting serious about production-capable unstructured
databases that scale, like NoSQL, and Basho is able to help them address
this," said Wray. "Riak partners and investors support this need, and we
have a long list of companies engaged to leverage our solutions -
including The Weather Company, Best Buy (News - Alert) and Comcast. I am looking
forward to working with the management team and collaborating with the
community and stakeholders to take advantage of the increasing
enthusiasm within enterprises for non-structured databases that can
scale across production environments."
Wray is a cloud enterprise technology entrepreneur and executive with
more than 20 years of experience. He has led a variety of companies at
different stages, holding the positions of CEO, president, GM and
product management. Most recently, Wray served as the CEO and president
of Tier 3 (News - Alert), where he led the company through nearly $20 million in
funding from venture capitalists and grew the company from a startup
with a small client portfolio and revenue stream to an eight figure
annual run-rate ($10M+). Before joining Tier 3, Wray held operational
leadership roles at Amazon, Akamai (News - Alert) Technologies and Limelight Networks.
He is also currently a non-executive director of Cloudsoft Corporation
and 6fusion USA.
"Companies are trying to deal with unprecedented data growh due to
trends in areas like, real-time systems, the Internet of Things, mobile
applications and games. These trends are beyond what traditional
databases were originally designed for," said McCrory. "As companies'
data storage needs scale, they must have the flexibility to provide
consistent performance and availability across incredibly large and ever
growing datasets. Basho has created a high availability key-value based
solution that provides the scalability and performance to meet these
McCrory most recently served as SVP of engineering at Warner Music
Group, where he led over 100 engineers building the company's new
Digital Services Platform, based on an open source enterprise platform
as a service. His extensive experience in the cloud and virtualization
industry included positions as a senior architect in Cloud Foundry while
at VMware and as a cloud architect at Dell. Earlier in his career, he
experienced successful exits for two companies he founded: Hyper9
(acquired by SolarWinds) and Surgient (acquired by Qwest Software).
McCrory currently holds nine patented technologies in virtualization,
cloud and systems management as a co-inventor. He is well known for
inventing the concept and coining the term "Data Gravity," which states
that as data accumulates, there is a greater likelihood that additional
services and applications will be attracted to this data and add to it.
About Basho Technologies
Basho is a distributed systems company dedicated to making software that
is highly available, fault-tolerant and easy-to-operate at scale.
Basho's distributed database, Riak,
and Basho's cloud storage software, Riak
CS, are used by fast growing Web businesses and by one third of the
Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications
and their public and private cloud platforms.
Riak and Riak CS are available open source. Riak Enterprise and Riak CS
Enterprise offer enhanced multi-datacenter replication and 24�7 Basho
support. For more information, visit basho.com.
Basho is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has offices in
London, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington DC.
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