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Basho Names New CEO and CTO

03/13/2014

Basho, 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 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, 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 Technologies and Limelight Networks. He is also currently a non-executive director of Cloudsoft Corporation and 6fusion USA.

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