TED to Leverage Deep Relationships with Enterprise Companies to Accelerate Adoption of Riak Throughout Japan
CAMBRIDGE, MA and YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – February 7, 2013 – Basho Technologies, Inc. and Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED) announced a strategic partnership and distribution agreement under which TED will resell Basho products throughout Japan and has become a strategic equity investor in Basho. Basho Technologies specializes in distributed systems technologies and is the creator of Riak, the industry leading distributed database and cloud storage software. TED provides world-class products and solutions that deliver competitive advantages to its customers. The strategic partnership enables Basho and TED to capitalize on the comprehensive resources of TED to open up new opportunities for Basho in the Japanese market. As part of the partnership, TED will build and maintain dedicated sales support and post-sales support resources specifically around Riak, Riak CS and future new products from Basho.
“Basho is very excited to enter into a long-term strategic partnership with TED,” said Sam Takagi, general manager of Basho Japan and Asia Pacific. “TED is highly regarded throughout Japan for its expertise in storage infrastructure, data backup and protection, and data warehouse design and operations. Riak’s strengths around high-availability, scalability and predictability are highly complementary to TED’s expertise and will provide an important new and innovative database and storage solution for TED’s customers. With Riak, Japanese businesses can meet demanding Internet, social and mobile requirements, as well as build highly-competitive public clouds and secure, high-performance private clouds.”
“Riak’s inherent distributed data capabilities offer a unique solution for companies building next generation applications, and cloud computing platforms that require high scalability, no downtime, and low cost operations,” said Vic Amano, VP & GM CN Business of Tokyo Electron Device Limited. “Our highly complementary expertise in data storage and our large and established network of commercial and industrial customers position us well to quickly speed adoption of Basho’s technology throughout Japan. The strategic nature of our partnership with Basho allows us to collaborate on future customer requirements and on product directions, allowing TED to maintain a competitive advantage for the next generation of database and storage technologies.”
“Through this strategic partnership, Basho is further building its global presence and particularly in the important and large market of Japan,” said Greg Collins, Basho’s president and CEO. “Our partnership with TED further underscores Basho’s commitment to the Japanese market. We are committed to building strong local capabilities and leveraging partnerships that have strong business networks and local-market expertise. TED is a terrific match for Basho. We look forward to working with TED and its customers for many years to come.”
Today’s announcement follows Basho’s recent opening of its Tokyo Office, officially launched on September 27, 2012.
About Tokyo Electron Device (TED) CN Business:
Tokyo Electron Device (TED) is a technical trading firm with a “trading business” function that provides semiconductor products and business solutions as well as a “development business” function that performs commissioned designing and the development of own-brand products. The Computer Network (CN) Business Section handles a wide range of storage systems, network-related equipment, and middleware products and provides them as part of its business solutions in the era of cloud computing. It has marketing functions in Japan and overseas to pick up on trends in the world’s advanced technologies ahead of others in order to offer products and services that cover processes that span everything from implementation to support.
For more information, visit: http://cn.teldevice.co.jp/english/.
About Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Internet-based businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use the company’s flagship product, Riak, to deliver and manage digital media and unstructured data, implement multi-device user activity and sessions stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search and analytics, and to build scalable cloud storage platforms. The company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and operates regional offices in London, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington DC.
Basho Technologies Medica Contact:
Bobby Patrick Chief Marketing Officer, Basho Technologies
Tokyo Electron Device Media Contact:
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Contact form: https://www.teldevice.co.jp/eng/contact_form_news.html
For inquiries regarding Basho Technologies and Riak Tokyo Electron Device Limited
Tsuyoshi Yoshi Tanaka, 1-510-624-3463
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October 5, 2012
The opening of Basho’s Tokyo office, has been an exciting endeavor for everyone involved. We felt that Basho’s arm in Japan should embrace the traditions and culture of Japanese business whole-heartedly, so the opening ceremony for Basho Japan was held in traditional, Japanese “Shinto” fashion.
Following Japanese business tradition, a Shinto priest was invited from the local shrine Suga-Jinjya to perform a ceremony that, by the Shinto tradition, will help Basho continute to do well in Japan.
Following is the video of the opening ceremony in Japan. Enjoy!
Basho expands business into the Asian marketplace.
CAMBRIDGE, MA and TOKYO, JAPAN – September 27, 2012 – Basho Technologies,
the worldwide leader in distributed database and cloud storage software, announced today the inauguration of its Japanese business operations, Basho Japan KK, and the opening of its Tokyo Office.
The commencement of Basho Japan follows the strategic business partnership formed between Basho and Yahoo! JAPAN and its subsidiary, IDC Frontier on July 17, 2012. The partnership, which includes a strategic financial investment in Basho by IDC Frontier, is geared to accelerating Basho’s expansion into the Japanese market. Both Yahoo! JAPAN and IDC Frontier also committed to deploy Basho’s technology in their platforms. Under the partnership, Yahoo! JAPAN will use Riak, Basho’s NoSQL distributed database, within its various service offerings and IDC Frontier will use Riak CS, Basho’s Cloud Storage product, throughout its large footprint of data centers. IDC Frontier plans to offer a new service using Riak EnterpriseDS, which comes with advanced features, services and support.
At a private seminar hosted by IDC Frontier earlier today in Tokyo, Basho’s CEO Don Rippert, commented: “The opening of Basho Tokyo reflects our confidence that businesses throughout Japan will increasingly seek to build applications that require next generation NoSQL database and cloud storage technology to meet growing customer expectations for Web, mobile, social and cloud performance. We built Riak from the ground up to support distributed, elastic, cloud architectures, including an advanced built-in multi-data center replication capability. As evidenced by our strategic partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN and IDC Frontier, which represent two of the leading search and data center providers in Japan, Riak is an important foundational component for the next generation of infrastructure.”
Basho Japan’s Tokyo Office is located at NK7 Building 3rd Floor 2-9. Yotsuya Shinjuku-ku and is headed by Mr. Sam Takagi. Prior to joining Basho, Mr. Takagi served as Sales Director for Joyent and General Manager Japan for On2 Technologies, acquired by Google.
Basho’s expansion into Japan follows the recent launch of its European operation and the company’s London Office in June 2012.
Mr. Sam Takagi, General Manager, Asia Pacific and President, Basho Japan KK
Mr. Takagi said, “The commencement of Basho Japan demonstrates a significant commitment to actively engage and support a vibrant community of Riak users and customers throughout Japan. We will work hard to provide local support and services that help Japanese businesses quickly design and deploy Riak and Riak CS to both maximize their next generation applications and meet their cloud infrastructure requirements.”
Mr. Yutaka Shinto, President and CEO of IDC Frontier
Mr. Shinto commented: “The launch of Basho Japan underscores Basho’s effort to be a market product and service provider in Japan. We are excited to support customer deployments of Riak throughout our data center infrastructure. Further, we continue to work with Basho to enhance our cloud infrastructure, which will offer customers new cloud storage benefits, such as availability and reliability, as well as cost advantages.”
Kenji Rikitake, Professor at Kyoto University and Professional Internet Engineer
On Basho and the technology industry, Mr. Rikitake said: “Basho Technologies has been taking a leadership role on building a fault-tolerant, extendable, and affordable distributed systems. Riak has already become a standard among large-scale cloud service companies, and has gained strong support by the active open-source community. I believe Riak will continue to play an even more important role on maintaining the essential resiliency and robustness for providing massive data required by the future applications on the Internet.”
About Basho Japan
Launched September 2012, Basho Japan KK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Basho Technologies. Basho Japan provides sales and services to support the growth of Riak and Riak CS throughout Japan. For more information, visit http://www.basho.co.jp.
About Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, social, and ecommerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak™ to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.
Riak is available open source for download at www.basho.com/resources/downloads. Riak™ EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak™ CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.
Miyuki Washino, senior consultant
The Hoffman Agency Japan
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IDC Frontier Invests $6.1 Million of Equity Capital in Basho
CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 17, 2012 – Basho Technologies announced today that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Yahoo Japan Corporation (“Yahoo! JAPAN”) subsidiary IDC Frontier, under which IDC Frontier is making a $6.1 million strategic equity investment in Basho and has committed to deploy Basho’s Riak distributed database and cloud storage technology within its cloud computing platform. The strategic relationship with IDC Frontier will accelerate the availability of Basho’s Riak technology throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Basho is a leading provider of distributed database and cloud storage technology. Yahoo! JAPAN subsidiary IDC Frontier is a leading data center provider in Japan.
Riak is a highly-available, distributed database that has witnessed rapidly growing adoption worldwide since the company released v1.0 in September 2011. In March 2012, the company released Riak CS, providing a multi-tenant capability and an Amazon S3 compatible API, which offers businesses a comprehensive public and private cloud storage platform. As one of Japan’s largest operators of data center infrastructure, IDC Frontier will utilize Riak CS to provide its customers a distributed cloud storage offering that takes advantage of the company’s large footprint of data center locations and enhances its cloud services platform.
“This strategic relationship with IDC Frontier and its investment in Basho underscores the growth of the distributed data market and Basho’s differentiated ability to capitalize on this market. Basho is excited to have IDC Frontier both as a customer and a strategic partner to accelerate our expansion throughout Asia”, said Donald J. Rippert, Basho’s chief executive officer. “IDC Frontier’s market leadership position and high quality infrastructure will be complimented perfectly by Basho’s technology, which emphasizes availability, scalability and high-performance at its core. The market for cloud computing is rapidly accelerating. We are exclusively focused on being the distributed systems leader that can best unlock the potential of the cloud for our partners and our customers.”
“Through this strategic relationship with Basho, IDC Frontier will greatly benefit from the addition of advanced storage capabilities within our cloud infrastructure,” said Kiichi Yamato, Vice-Division Director of Business Development Division at IDC Frontier. “We have made a significant evaluation of Riak, and we are highly impressed with its inherent distributed design, built-in redundancy and linear scalability. We plan to embed Riak in our cloud platform. Furthermore, we are excited about working with Basho to accelerate the adoption of Riak throughout Japan. We look forward to a long-term partnership with Basho.”
“This strategic investment by IDC Frontier follows $5 million of additional equity capital raised last month as part the company’s Series F round led by Georgetown Partners,” noted Rippert. “Through these investments in Basho totaling $11.5 million and the strength of our business already realized to date in 2012, I am confident in Basho’s market position and its ability to lead the rapidly emerging market for distributed data technologies.”
About IDC Frontier
IDC Frontier Inc. provides data center solutions. It offers IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service); co-location services, which include hosting and other data center solutions; hosting services, which include data center solutions to support e-business; security services; IP address/domain name registration services; network services; and service level agreement services. IDC Frontier Inc. is based in Tokyo, Japan, and as of February 2nd, 2009, operates as a subsidiary of Yahoo! Japan Corporation. http://www.idcf.jp/
About Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.
Riak is available open source for download at http://wiki.basho.com/Riak.html. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables mutli-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.
Robert Siegfried / Lyndsey Estin
Kekst and Company
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