Veteran enterprise software executive, former Couchbase CEO, brings Global 2000 open source software success and expertise to Alluxio leadership team
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Alluxio, developer of the world’s first software system that unifies data at memory speed with venture backing by Andreessen Horowitz, today announced that Bob Wiederhold has been named executive chairman of the company. Wiederhold also serves as executive chairman at Couchbase, where he held the title of chief executive officer (CEO) from 2010 to 2017.
“It’s exciting to work with a company as promising as Alluxio with its strong community of developers and already-impressive roster of enterprise customers around the world,” Wiederhold said. “I look forward to working closely with CEO Haoyuan Li and his executive team as they expand their role in the big data ecosystem and help enterprises access all of their data for insight and competitive advantage. It’s a huge opportunity for our customers as they leverage a virtual data layer to simplify their infrastructure and drive innovations in analytics and machine learning.”
“Alluxio is at an inflection point after two years of amazing growth supporting the scaling demands and data access requirements of some of the largest businesses in Europe, Asia and North America,” said Haoyuan Li, CEO and co-founder of Alluxio. “Bob is a great addition to our team and his proven track record of success in open source and in enterprise technology will guide us forward as we grow into a world leader in enterprise software.”
Prior to Couchbase, Wiederhold was chairman, CEO and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users before IBM acquired the company in 2008. Previously he was president and CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services. Earlier in his career Wiederhold was a senior executive with Cadence and CEO at High Level Design Systems. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MS from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering. Bob also currently serves as Chairman of Synthace, a company focused on automating biological research.
Alluxio solutions help customers in a wide range of use cases to maximize the value of their data. Alluxio enables a flexible data infrastructure that meets the volume, variety and velocity challenges of data-driven enterprises with a scalable virtual data layer in the cloud, on-premise or hybrid. With Alluxio, customers can scale beyond petabytes across storage silos, geographic locations and cloud providers allowing concurrent access to shared data sources without modifying applications. Alluxio provides standard access to multiple object or file data sources concurrently to deliver data at memory speed regardless of physical location.
Proven at global web scale in production for modern data services, Alluxio is the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed. Alluxio provides a single source virtual data layer connecting applications in any format running on premises or in public clouds. Intelligent caching and data management deliver fast performance, data consistency and high availability to customers in financial services, high tech, retail and telecommunications. Venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Alluxio was founded at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab by the creators of the Tachyon open source project. For more information, contact [email protected] or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.
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