NoSQL Leader Expands Management Team to Enhance Ability to Bring Operational Simplicity to Customers and Support Innovations in Big Data and IoT
SEATTLE – Feb. 9, 2016 – Riak Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak® KV and Riak® TS, the world’s most resilient NoSQL databases, today named John Musser as vice president of technology. Musser is the founder of ProgrammableWeb — the world’s leading directory of application programming interfaces (APIs) — and an acclaimed industry expert on APIs, software platforms and developer ecosystems. He brings deep insight into both the technical and business applications of APIs, including their increased importance, emergence of business models and technology trends. Musser will help drive product strategy and direction for the Riak family of products, which simplify enterprises’ most critical data management challenges.
“John is one of the foremost experts in an area that is critical to the future of making distributed computing accessible,” said Dave McCrory, CTO of Riak Technologies. “With the rise of the Internet of Things, the demand for Riak’s technology is even more pronounced as companies seek highly available and scalable solutions that enable the decentralized computing capabilities required to support the scale of today’s businesses. Musser’s knowledge is key to accelerating our leadership in offering a product that is operationally easy to support, and helping our customers quickly and efficiently extract valuable insights from their ever-growing mountains of data. We’re thrilled to have John join our leadership team.”
Musser brings three decades of leadership in various software development-focused positions where he has garnered a great deal of experience in building highly scalable and resilient software. He joins Riak Technologies from API Science, where he served as founder. Prior to API Science, Musser founded and led the ProgrammableWeb, a leading source of news and information about APIs, chronicling the evolution of the global API economy. Earlier in his career, Musser held technology leadership and consulting roles at leading firms such as Credit Suisse, MTV Viacom, AT&T Bell Labs, LivePerson, and consulted for clients including Google, Salesforce.com, Autodesk, and Microsoft.
“Riak’s technology is unmatched in the NoSQL arena,” said John Musser, incoming vice president of technology, Riak Technologies. “Its focus on operational simplicity and interoperability make it one of the standout leaders in IoT and digital economy computing solutions. I’m excited to build upon the company’s innovations to bring new areas of competitive advantage to enterprises worldwide.”
About Riak Technologies
Riak, the creator of the World’s most resilient databases, is dedicated to developing disruptive technology that simplifies enterprises’ most critical distributed systems data management challenges. Riak has attracted one of the most talented groups of engineers and technical experts ever assembled devoted exclusively to solving some of the most complex issues presented by Big Data and IoT. Riak’s distributed database, Riak® KV, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, is used by fast growing Web businesses and by one-third of the Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications. Built on the same foundation, Riak introduced Riak TS, which is the first enterprise-ready NoSQL database specifically optimized to store, query and analyze time series data. The Riak Data Platform helps enterprises reduce the complexity of supporting Big Data applications by integrating Riak KV, Riak TS and Riak S2 with Apache Spark, Redis, and Apache Solr.
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