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Martin Schneider Joins Basho Technologies as Vice President of Marketing

Addition to Basho executive team follows company’s emergence as the enterprise choice for managing distributed data networks

CAMBRIDGE, MA – April 7, 2011Basho Technologies, the world’s only data storage platform built for the cloud, today announced that Martin Schneider has joined the company as vice president of marketing. The move comes as market adoption of Riak among large and small enterprise customers begins to accelerate, leading Basho to expand its executive leadership in preparation for explosive growth.

“Martin’s arrival signals a new and exciting phase for Basho. For the past three years we have deliberately focused every ounce of resource on building the very best technology possible with the best distributed systems architects and engineers in the world,” said Earl Galleher, Chairman and CEO of Basho Technologies, Inc. “It’s now time to aggressively pursue market share and to quickly become known as the market leader in our space. Martin is the perfect executive to lead this effort. He is smart, competitive, passionate, with deep experience in effectively positioning technology companies in their markets. We are fortunate Martin has chosen to join Basho.” Martin joins Basho from SugarCRM, where he held various executive-level marketing positions. In addition, Martin was the creator and author of the CRM Outsiders blog and social media properties, an award-winning thought leadership destination focused on social media, cloud computing, mobile technologies and their effect on modern businesses. Prior to SugarCRM, Martin managed the application software practice for the 451 Group, a leading software industry analysis firm in NYC.

“The rapidly accelerating adoption of cloud-based solutions coupled with an explosion of both the types and volume of data has created both a unique challenge and, with it, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I was attracted to Riak’s best-in-class capabilities as well as the strong team and energetic community,” said Schneider. “We are entering a major market shift, and Riak is perfectly positioned to support enterprises as they move from traditional data solutions towards modern, cloud-enabled distributed data platforms.”

Founded in 2008 by former Akamai Technologies executives and senior engineers, Basho designed Riak to free corporations from the constraints of traditional, highly centralized database architectures (like those offered by Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, etc.). Enterprises like Comcast, Wikia Inc., Mozilla, AOL, and Vibrant Media use Riak not just as an alternative to traditional databases, but as the cornerstone for previously un-contemplated application architectures.

Applications built with Riak can sustain catastrophic server, data center, and network failures without outages while avoiding the complexity and expense that characterize applications built using traditional data architectures. Optimized for the world’s most demanding web and cloud-based architectures, organizations building applications using Riak can scale out dynamically to handle sudden surges in load and scale back when load decreases to reduce expenses.

For more information about Basho or Riak, visit: basho.com

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies, Inc., founded in January 2008 by a core group of software architects, engineers, and executive leadership from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKAM – News), is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Basho produces Riak, a distributed data store that combines extreme fault tolerance, rapid scalability, and ease of use. Designed from the ground up to work with applications that run on the Internet and mobile networks, Riak is particularly well-suited for users of cloud infrastructure such as Amazon’s AWS and Joyent’s Smart platform and is available in both an open source and a paid commercial version. Current customers of Riak include Comcast Corporation, MIG-CAN, and Mochi Media.

Media Contacts
Martin Schneider
VP, Marketing
Basho Technologies, Inc.

Former President and Chief Operating Officer of QUALCOMM Anthony S. Thornley Joins Basho Technologies Board of Directors

Basho poised to establish and lead new commercial category of enterprise-grade, fully distributed, fault tolerant, low cost data management software.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 19, 2010Basho Technologies, Inc., the distributed data storage and retrieval company, today announced Anthony S. Thornley has agreed to join Basho’s Board of Directors. Mr. Thornley served as President and Chief Operating Officer of QUALCOMM Inc. from February 2002 to July 2005. Previously he had served as Chief Financial Officer of QUALCOMM starting in 1994. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Golf equipment manufacturer Callaway Golf Co., semiconductor technology company Cavium Networks and a development stage pharmaceutical company Transdel Pharmaceuticals as well as several private technology companies.

“By joining our Board, Tony sends the strongest message to date that Riak, our distributed data storage technology, is uniquely poised to displace traditional database technologies in the enterprise,” said Earl Galleher, Chairman and CEO of Basho Technologies.

“Enterprises, mobile providers, and early stage companies alike face the same challenge,” said Mr. Thornley. “They struggle to realize the opportunity presented by Big Data because of the ‘Big Price Tag’ of traditional database vendors like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. I am excited to work closely with the Basho team to create a market-leading company. They have proven customer traction and they have a strong team and growth plan. I feel I can be very helpful to the company.”

“Again Basho stands apart from the crowd,” said Mr. Galleher. “Tony brings the unique perspective of an executive who has worked with multiple companies that have successfully transformed industries. He understands why and when enterprises invest in change. His experience will translate immediately into accelerated market traction for Riak.”

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Thornley was employed at Nortel Networks for 16 years in various financial and information systems management positions, including Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Mr. Thornley received his bachelor of science in Chemistry from the University of Manchester, England and is a chartered accountant.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies, Inc., founded in January 2008 by a core group of software architects, engineers and executive leadership from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM) is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Basho produces Riak, a distributed data store that combines high availability, easily-scalable capacity and throughput, and ease of use. Riak’s high availability data store means that applications built using Riak remain both read and write available under almost any operational conditions and without requiring intervention. Available in both an open source and a paid commercial version, Riak provides unprecedented read- and write availability to web, mobile, and enterprise applications.

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Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.