BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB, the leader in fast data solutions to enable the development of streaming data applications, today announced Shyam Sundar has joined the company to lead sales in the Asia-Pacific region. Sundar's hire builds on VoltDB's strategy to expand its business in countries where next-generation application developers are using fast data and streaming data applications in industries such as Telecommunications, Financial Services, Media and Advertising, Retail/e-commerce and Smart Energy.
"Mobility is driving new requirements in data analysis and app development," explained Sundar. "These mobile-first countries are ahead of the curve, and are bypassing older technology and adopting newer technologies that deliver real-time infrastructure and streaming data applications. VoltDB is perfectly positioned to lead this paradigm shift. I'm looking forward to using my expertise to expand the company's presence in the Asia Pacific region."
Sundar held a variety of executive sales and business development roles at HP and Greenplum. His extensive knowledge of the region and expertise in building data management businesses will accelerate VoltDB's leadership in fast data across the Asia-Pacific region. VoltDB has locations throughout the region, including offices in China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia.
"It isn't every day that a top HP sales exec decides to join a venture backed company like VoltDB," said Bruce Reading, President and CEO of VoltDB. "Shyam knows firsthand from his work with customers in the region the growth opportunity we have. He knows fast data applications can deliver previously unachievable levels of customer engagement and personalization, creating significant new business value and revenue streams. We're excited he's decided to join the team and will work with us to establish VoltDB as the leader in fast data."
VoltDB is an in-memory, scale-out SQL database purpose-built to power a new generation of applications that thrive on fast, smart data. Tapping the lightning speed and real-time analytics of VoltDB, organizations are able to add context and intelligence to data – the instant it arrives – to make real-time transactional decisions that maximize business value. The relational database is architected to meet the distinct requirements of fast data, which leads to Big Data. Organizations in markets such as mobile, financial services, energy, advertising, security and gaming rely on VoltDB to process smart data fast to capture new revenue opportunities, drive competitive advantage and create highly-specialized interactions. VoltDB is privately held with offices in Bedford, Mass. and Santa Clara, Calif.