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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.

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Martin Schneider
VP, Marketing
Basho Technologies, Inc.
718-974-5104
martin@basho.com

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.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com

Basho Technologies, Inc. Closes $2 Million Series C Preferred Equity Financing, Continues Innovative Growth Strategy

Funding will accelerate already rapid market adoption of Riak, Basho’s industry transforming distributed database software.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 9, 2010 – Basho Technologies, Inc. today announced it has secured $2 million from a diverse collection of angel investors in a Series C preferred equity financing. Eschewing traditional early-stage funding sources in the venture capital industry, Basho instead cultivated a network of entrepreneurial angels with an appetite for disruptive technologies like Riak who were eager to fill the post- economic collapse investment gap. The company forecasts this financing will carry it to profitability by mid-2011.

“We have an innovative product in Riak so it is only fitting we have pursued a similarly innovative financing strategy,” said Earl Galleher, Chairman and CEO of Basho. “We have been fortunate to find a network of angels who understand our market and value what we have accomplished to date. Our investors have given us the time and opportunity to fully develop our product vision and to prove our market plan.”

Founded in 2008 by former Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) 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., Mochi Media, and Vibrant Media use Riak not just as an alternative to traditional databases but as the cornerstone for previously uncontemplated application architectures.

“In the late 1990s, the founders of Akamai solved the complex problem of a growing Internet by allowing anyone with a website to efficiently distribute content around the world on any network,” continued Mr. Galleher. “Ten years later, we are doing something similar but with a much more complex and expensive problem, the database
itself. We and our investors believe Riak will rapidly transform the entire database industry.”

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, highly centralized databases. Optimized for the emerging class of “cloud” infrastructure, organizations building applications using Riak can scale out dynamically to handle sudden surges in load and scale back when load decreases to reduce expenses.

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.

Media Contacts
Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com

Wikia, Inc. Selects Riak, a Next-Generation Distributed Data Store from Basho Technologies, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 3, 2010 – Basho Technologies today announced Wikia, Inc. has selected Riak, Basho’s next-generation distributed data store, as the foundation for a new set of global services. Wikia is the 70th largest site on the Internet according to Quantcast and brings millions of people together daily to create and discover engaging content. Wikia selected Riak over traditional databases and other emerging data storage technologies to distribute its data around the world and bring it closer to its global audience.

“Riak has allowed us to do something that was impossible before,” said Artur Bergman, Wikia’s Vice President of Engineering and Operations. “With Riak we can break through the ceiling on performance imposed by traditional database technologies and continue to improve the experience of our users. We invest in technology that benefits Wikia’s growing user base, therefore Riak made perfect sense. Riak is fast, easy to run, and extremely resilient to the failure scenarios anyone with real operational experience knows are all too common.”

Founded in 2008 by former Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) executives and senior engineers, Basho designed Riak to provide the same high availability and rapid scaling properties provided by leading content delivery networks. 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 databases.

“Basho is excited to have a respected and forward-looking client like Wikia so readily embrace Riak,” said Earl Galleher, Basho’s Chairman and CEO. “More and more, we see companies reject the limitations of traditional databases like Oracle and MySQL in favor of Riak’s flexibility and ease of use. Riak doesn’t just solve problems for organizations running applications on old database architectures; it frees them to build entirely new classes of applications.”

Wikia intends to deploy a replicated user session service running simultaneously in three data centers in the U.S. and Europe, replacing its current solution which is restricted to a single data center. Mr. Bergman has already contributed a file system adapter to the Riak open source community which will be used in the Wikia production environment.

“We did not set out to build a disruptive technology. We simply wanted to solve a problem faced by anyone running old database technologies,” said Mr. Galleher. “We have only scratched the surface of what Riak can do.”

About Wikia

Wikia, founded by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, is the place where millions of passionate people come to discover, create, and share an abundance of information on thousands of topics. Wikia sites are written by community members that are deeply excited and knowledgeable about subjects ranging from video games, television shows, and movies to food, fashion, and environmental sustainability. With over four million pages of content and 150,000 enthusiast communities, Wikia attracts more than 30 million unique global visitors per month and has been listed in the Quantcast top 100 sites on the Internet since early 2009.

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
Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com

Enormous opportunity as relational database model begins to fail under the strain of Big Data and the Internet

CAMBRIDGE, MA – March 30Erlang Solutions, Ltd., the leading provider of Erlang services, and Basho Technologies, the makers of Riak, a high-availability data store written in Erlang, today announced they have entered into a multi-faceted partnership to deliver scalable, fault tolerant applications built on Riak, to the global market. Erlang OTP, an Ericsson open source technology, has found application in a new generation of fault tolerant use from companies like Facebook and Amazon.

“Erlang Solutions constantly seeks out new technologies and services to bring to its clients,” said Marcus Taylor, CEO of Erlang Solutions. “With Basho, we add not just the Riak software, but a partner to help us build an ecosystem of Erlang-based high-availability applications.”

The partnership has three major components: 1) both companies develop and support training and certification, 2) Erlang Solutions architects, load tests, and builds Riak-based applications for clients, and 3) Erlang Solutions provides Basho clients with training, systems design, prototyping, and development services.

“Erlang Solutions is globally recognized as the business thought leaders in the Erlang community,” said Earl Galleher, Basho Technologies Chairman and CEO. “Our current and future customers now have access to a new tier of professional services and we help Erlang Solutions push Erlang further into the mainstream market.”

With this partnership, Erlang Solutions now represents Basho Technologies in Europe for services and distribution. The teams will focus on high growth markets like mobile telephony, social media and e-commerce applications where current Relational Database Systems (RDBMS) solutions are struggling to keep up.

“Look at the explosive growth of SMS IM traffic,” said Francesco Cesarini, founder of Erlang Solutions, “and the cost to scale traditional infrastructure. Basho’s Riak helps clients contain these costs while increasing reliability. An ecosystem of high-availability solutions is forming and the relationship between Erlang Solutions and Basho Technologies will soon expand to include other partners and richer solutions.”

About Erlang Solutions Ltd

Founded in 1999, Erlang Solutions Ltd. www.erlang-solutions.com is an international company specialised in the Open Source language -Erlang and its middleware OTP. Erlang Solutions solves all your Erlang needs – Training, Certification, Consulting, Contracting, System Development, Support and Conferences. Erlang Solutions expert and certified consultants are the most experienced anywhere, with many having used Erlang since its early days. With offices in the UK, Sweden and Poland and clients on six continents, Erlang Solutions is available for short and long term opportunities world-wide.

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
Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com

UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Eric A. Brewer Joins Board of Directors of Basho Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Brewer takes active consulting role guiding Basho’s product roadmap and R&D projects.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 27, 2010Basho Technologies, Inc. today announced Dr. Eric Brewer, Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley and formerly founder and Chief Scientist of Inktomi Corporation, a leading provider of scalable search (sold to Yahoo! in 2003. NASDAQ:YHOO), is joining the Basho Board of Directors and he will serve as an active advisor on Basho’s product roadmap. Dr. Brewer begins in his dual roles effective immediately.

Dr. Brewer, globally recognized for his work on scalable, distributed systems, promoted the CAP Theorem, a seminal idea that fueled the emergence of a new class of distributed systems, including Basho’s own distributed data store, Riak.

“The impact of the cloud is still in its early stages – it will affect all aspects of life over the next ten years,” said Dr. Brewer. “New cloud-centric computing and database systems are at the core of this revolution and Basho’s team and their technology are emerging as one of the leaders of this space.”

Dr. Brewer will take an active role in shaping the Riak OS and Riak EnterpriseDS product roadmaps and he will advise the development team on long-term research and development projects.

“We are extremely fortunate and honored that Dr. Brewer has chosen Basho to invest his considerable knowledge and expertise,” said Earl Galleher, Chairman and CEO of Basho. “His involvement will make a true difference to our customers, our open source users and to our employees. To be guided by the person who has had the biggest impact on the NoSQL movement immediately places Basho in a leadership position among all NoSQL companies. His involvement with Basho goes a long way to validate the entire NoSQL space.”

As a researcher, Dr. Brewer has led projects on scalable servers, search engines, network infrastructure, sensor networks, and security. In 2000, he founded the Federal Search Foundation, an organization focused on improving consumer access to government information. Working with President Clinton, Dr. Brewer helped to create USA.gov, the official portal of the Federal government, which launched in September 2000.

Dr. Brewer has a MS and Ph.D. in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in EECS from UC Berkeley. He was named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, by the Industry Standard as the “most influential person on the architecture of the Internet”, and in 2007 was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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
Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com

Collecta Selects Basho’s Riak EnterpriseDS to Scale Real Time Search Business

Collecta Collaborates with Basho to develop Basho’s Riak Search Product

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Dec. 15Basho Technologies, Inc., a provider of commercial and open source distributed, highly scalable data store software and analytics tools, today announced Collecta has selected Basho’s Riak Search as it continues to build its real-time search engine for the entire Web, not just social media.

Collecta, which already uses Webmachine, Basho’s open-source RESTful application server, provided the initial requirements and critical input into the design and validation of Riak’s new search and indexing features. Currently in testing with Collecta, as well as a handful of other clients, Basho will make Riak Search widely available January 15th.

“Collecta really provided the spark of motivation for us. Once they determined Riak EnterpriseDS met their stability and performance needs for document storage and retrieval, we collaborated with them to implement a search and indexing system for Riak,” said Earl Galleher, Chairman and CEO of Basho Technologies, Inc.

“Traditional indexing systems are not designed for the needs of real-time search. Using Riak, we will get much better performance and save money on infrastructure.” said Jack Moffitt, Collecta’s CTO. “We already knew Basho made great software because we used and trusted Webmachine, but Riak Search takes it to the next level.”

In reference to the Search features Mr. Moffitt said, “After an initial exchange of ideas about how to build a better indexing system on distributed databases like Riak, the Basho team went off and built a prototype. The results were so promising that we knew the combination of Collecta’s domain expertise and Basho’s data engine expertise will make for a perfect relationship.”

“Collecta immediately grasped how an indexing solution on a truly distributed, scalable data store would change the game for search,” said Justin Sheehy, Basho’s CTO. “Riak allows users to add and remove capacity as traffic spikes and ebbs or data sets grow. With no special master nodes, distributed MapReduce, and other Riak technologies, Collecta can double their analytical power and storage by doubling the number of low-cost nodes in a cluster.”

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 performance and availability to web, mobile, and enterprise applications.

About Collecta

Collecta represents a new way to experience search, in real time. Collecta is the Web’s most powerful streaming real-time search engine, posting matching stories, blogs, photos, and comments as they happen. By aggregating content in real time, Collecta offers a new and more comprehensive view of what’s going on in the world right now. For more information, visit http://Collecta.com.

Media Contacts
Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com

Basho Technologies Launches Riak EnterpriseDS for Startups Program

Revolutionary “pay what you can” pricing model for start-up companies with no institutional funding

CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 9, 2009 – Basho Technologies, Inc., a provider of distributed data store and analytics software, today launched its Riak EnterpriseDS for Startups program with three innovative startup companies: Cedexis, Teleskele, and a stealth Massachusetts-based startup headed by Thomas Fredell, former CTO of IntraLinks, Inc.

Designed to meet the unique needs of early-stage, innovative companies with advanced analytical, data replication, and support needs but who are self-funded or in the pre-institutional funding phase, the program provides qualified clients with licenses to Riak EnterpriseDS on a pay-what-you-can basis.

“The deal is simple: pay what you can, get great code and better service. When we are in a position to pay more we will,” said Marty Kagan, CEO and Co-founder of Cedexis, which provides a collective intelligence platform for next-generation web traffic management strategies.

Riak EnterpriseDS for Startups customers typically have three qualifications in common: they are incorporated as a business, have not received institutional funding, and are willing to participate in case studies, feature design meetings, and serve as references.

“When we say pay-what-you-can, we mean it,” says Earl Galleher, Basho’s CEO. “With this program we hope more interesting Internet startups will get to market with world class infrastructure that allows them to scale cost-effectively.”

“We needed to demonstrate to early customers that we could scale,” said Gokhan Bayraktar, General Manager of Teleskele, which provides an international, multilingual, globally distributed, content-driven ad network. “Basho didn’t ask how much we could pay. They asked us what we wanted to build and how could we build it together.”

“Without Riak, I would not be able to execute this business nearly as well,” said Thomas Fredell, CTO and co-founder of a Boston-based startup in stealth mode and previously CTO of IntraLinks. “We need to analyze and query a huge body of data as it collects and with very low latency. The simple scalability and distributed MapReduce features of Riak make that possible.”

“Venture capital funding has slowed significantly and early stage companies face difficulties getting the resources needed to get their innovative products to market,” said Mr. Galleher. “Hopefully, this leads to more jobs as these companies grow and succeed. Our reward for offering this program will come over time.”

To learn more about the Riak EnterpriseDS for Startups program you can visit the Riak Enterprise page or email startups@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) 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.

Media Contacts
Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com

Bob Ippolito joins Advisory Board of Basho Technologies, Inc.

Mochi Media Deploys Basho’s Riak™ Distributed Data Store To Become Charter Riak Customer.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Oct. 29 – Basho Technologies, Inc. (www.basho.com) today announced that Bob Ippolito, CTO and co-founder of Mochi Media, the largest online games network, has joined the Advisory Board of Basho Technologies, Inc. Bob is a respected Silicon Valley developer and entrepreneur, author of the popular MochiKit Javascript framework, the MochiWeb web server, and long time open source contributor to the Python programming language. As an Advisory Board member of Basho, Bob will help guide the continued development of Basho’s Riak and its RiakEnterpriseDS to ensure it meets the rapidly changing data store needs of the application development community world wide.

Ippolito joined the Advisory Board after deploying Basho’s Riak at Mochi Media to provide reliable storage for Mochi Media’s developer API. With this deployment, Mochi Media becomes a charter paying customer of Basho’s Riak, an Internet-scale distributed data store.

“Bob is a well known and respected force throughout the open source developer community,” said Earl Galleher, Chairman and CEO of Basho Technologies, Inc. “Having Bob join with us will help ensure the Riak Internet-scale, distributed data store effectively addresses the shortcomings of relational and non-relational databases as use profiles of web-enabled enterprise applications and those on the open Internet dramatically change and grow.”

To help ensure Basho succeeds in establishing its market leadership position, Tony, Andy and Justin joined with Earl Galleher, Series A investor and former Executive Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing of Akamai Technologies, Inc. from its inception in late 1998 through mid-2001, and President of the highly successful Web Site Management Services Division of Digex from its inception in 1996 through late 1998. At both Digex and Akamai, Earl and Tony helped establish new market categories: corporate web site management services (Digex:1996), and Internet content distribution network services (Akamai:1999). With Basho, this proven team of category builders look forward to building one of the world’s great distributed data store technology companies.

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.

About Mochi Media

Mochi Media is the world’s largest online game network, serving the needs of thousands of Flash developers, reaching over 100 million unique users each month with a library of over 14,000 games, and enabling advertisers to reach engaged consumers with targeted display, text, and video ads. The company’s Flash game development products and services provide developers with tools to track distribution and usage analytics, enable version control and live updates to distributed games, and provide monetization via micro-transactions and real-time insertion of pre-game and in-game ads. Mochi Media’s developers gain distribution opportunities to over 30,000 Web sites, as well as monetization opportunities by sharing in the ad and micro-transaction revenue generated by their games. Mochi Media is headquartered in downtown San Francisco.

Media Contacts
Earl Galleher
CEO, Basho Technologies, Inc.
910.520.5466
earl@basho.com