BEDFORD, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB today announced that Thomas Erickson, chief executive officer of Acquia, and Patrick Morley, president and chief executive officer of Bit9, have joined its Board of Directors. The IT heavyweights will lend their respective expertise in commercial open source software and data-driven IT security technology to help position VoltDB for accelerated growth.
Thomas Erickson, CEO of Acquia, the leading provider of integrated digital experiences for many of the world's biggest brands, brings to VoltDB the benefit of more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. Erickson offers valuable insight from the helm of the fastest growing private company in North America and a disruptive force within the open source content management market. Acquia helps organizations to deliver great digital experiences with a unique combination of content, community, and commerce capabilities.
"VoltDB stands alone in its ability to drive real-time next-generation Big Data applications," said Erickson. "Its unique capabilities are ideally suited to help organizations immediately derive value from the massive volumes of data generated by interconnected people and devices, machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT)."
Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Bit9, the leader in a new generation of endpoint and server security, brings to VoltDB more than two decades of software industry expertise. Morley offers VoltDB an insider perspective into how real-time visibility and protection are redefining the way organizations identify, respond to, and protect against advanced threats and malware. Under Morley's leadership, Bit9 is experiencing explosive growth as the only solution on the market that continuously monitors and records all activity on endpoints and servers and stops cyber threats that evade traditional security defenses.
"Real-time insights from massive data streams are the key to transforming established industries and fueling emerging applications," said Morley. "VoltDB is a perfect fit for use cases, like endpoint security, that require breakthrough speed, real-time analytics and the ability to make decisions about data the instant it arrives."
"Tom and Patrick bring accomplished leadership, extensive market knowledge and deep operational experience that will be of significant value in helping to shape VoltDB's future," said Bruce Reading, president and CEO of VoltDB. "Their perspectives and guidance will allow us to accelerate growth and more effectively capitalize on the market opportunity that we see for VoltDB. We are delighted that they have joined our team."
VoltDB provides the world's fastest operational database, delivering high-speed data processing and real-time, in-memory analytics in a single database system. VoltDB is a relational database that gives organizations an unprecedented ability to build ultra-fast applications that can extract insights from massive volumes of dynamic data and enable real-time decision-making. Organizations in markets including mobile, financial services, energy, advertising and gaming use VoltDB to maximize the business value of data at every interaction. VoltDB is privately held with offices in Bedford, Mass. and Santa Clara, Calif.
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