Clustrix Expands in EMEA
HP Veteran, Leon de Werker named EMEA VP at NewSQL Database Leader
Amsterdam, The Netherlands and San Francisco, Calif. – May 30, 2012 – Clustrix, the leader in NewSQL transactional databases for Big Data applications, announced today further EMEA expansion, and that it has named HP Veteran Leon de Werker, Vice President, EMEA. Clustrix is seeing fast growth in the EMEA with customers such as Massive Media and Photobox among others in the region. De Werker brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic technology sales and management and will oversee all of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa territories for Clustrix and its game-changing NewSQL distributed database solution. De Werker is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
“Clustrix is proud to call several top international Internet and web companies as successful customers. We are seeing increasing demand in EMEA for a new generation of radically simple and scalable SQL databases for Big Data applications as an alternative to costly legacy or highly customized solutions,” said Robin Purohit, CEO at Clustrix. “Leon has a proven track record in strategic and international sales and management for leading global companies. He has the experience and energy to drive Clustrix’s growth throughout EMEA.”
Prior to Clustrix, De Werker was at HP, where he was most recently Director of Sales and Services in The Netherlands. Prior to HP, De Werker held strategic sales positions for Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP during De Werker’s tenure), BMC Software and Dow Jones.
“The explosion of new transactional applications built on Big Data brings incredible innovation to both web and traditional enterprises, but they demand modern, scale-out solutions like the Clustrix NewSQL distributed database,” said De Werker. “Clustrix is a true pioneer, and I am honored and excited to join their talented team to drive the growth of Clustrix’s ecosystem of customers and partners.
The Clustrix NewSQL Distributed Database
According to IDC, the Big Data market will soar to $16.9 billion by 2015 from $3.2 billion in 2010 with an 80% growth rate in unstructured data. More than 100 terabytes of data is uploaded daily to Facebook alone. Big Data demands a modern scale-out relational database that provides a scalable foundation for growth. With the Clustrix NewSQL database, any company can scale incrementally and infinitely to unlimited users, transactions and data for web, mobile, social, and real-time enterprise applications.
Clustrix is a modern, SQL relational database that delivers real-time, high integrity transactions at high concurrency without costly and complex scale-up or predatory licensing from legacy vendors. Clustrix is a fault tolerant solution that is proven in environments worldwide.
Clustrix is the leader in NewSQL distributed databases for transactional big data applications. Clustrix provides a radically simple NewSQL database that enables applications to scale to unlimited users, transactions and data, eliminates database sharding and automates fault tolerance. Customers include Symantec, AOL, MakeMyTrip, and Massive Media.
Clustrix is located in San Francisco, California, with branch offices in Seattle and London. It was founded and is led by executives from companies such as Isilon, AOL, HP, Mercury Interactive, and VERITAS, and is backed by Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), and ATA Ventures. To learn more about Clustrix, visit www.clustrix.com, www.facebook.com/clustrix or www.twitter.com/clustrix.
# # #
Clustrix is trademarked in the U.S. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.
Leigh Anne Varney
Varney Business Communication