UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Eric A. Brewer, Globally Recognized Authority on Distributed Computing Systems, Joins Board of Directors of Basho Technologies, Inc.

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

Jan 27, 2010, 07:00 ET from Basho Technologies, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Basho 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), 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, Inc.

Basho Technologies, Inc., founded in January 2008 by a core group of software architects, engineers and executive leadership from Akamai Technologies, Inc. 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.


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