Hazelcast Appoints Greg Luck as CEO Industry Leader for In-Memory Java Takes the Reins at Hazelcast

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hazelcast, provider of the leading Open Source In-Memory Data Grid, announced the appointment of Greg Luck as CEO. Founder Talip Ozturk will take the role of CTO and Board member at Hazelcast.

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Hazelcast recently announced the launch of its flagship commercial software offering Hazelcast Enterprise and has grown from 6 people in Istanbul, Turkey, to 32 people worldwide and has moved its headquarters to Palo Alto, California.

"Greg is a global leader in open source In-Memory Computing through Ehcache, and a leader in the Java Community through JCache," said Talip Ozturk, founder and CTO of Hazelcast. "This and his significant commercial background makes him well-positioned to take Hazelcast to the next level."

"With the launch of Hazelcast Enterprise we now have a compelling product for Enterprise In-Memory Computing," said Greg Luck, Hazelcast CEO. "As CEO it will be my responsibility to expand product adoption across the Fortune 1000."

Greg is:

  • Co-Specification lead for JCache, the Java Standard for Caching in Spring and Java EE 8
  • Former CTO of Terracotta at Software AG 
  • Executive Committee Member of the Java Community Process (JCP)      
  • Presenter of Java Caching: State of the Union at JavaOne 2013 and 2014
  • Creator and founder of Ehcache, the leading open source java cache

Ehcache is the most widely used Java cache in the world with one million developers across 190 countries on 2.5 million deployments. Greg also co-authored the JCache specification, which provides a standard API for Java Caching and In-Memory Computing.

About Hazelcast

Hazelcast (www.hazelcast.com) develops, distributes and supports the leading open source in-memory data grid. The product, also called Hazelcast, is a free open source download under the Apache license that any developer can include in minutes to enable them to build elegantly simple mission-critical, transactional, and terascale in-memory applications. The company provides commercially licensed products called Hazelcast Enterprise and Hazelcast Management Console, in addition to professional open source training, development and deployment support. The company is privately held and headquartered in Palo Alto, California.


Hazelcast Enterprise: http://blog.hazelcast.com/2014/06/10/hazelcast-announces-hazelcast-enterprise-3-3/

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