PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Continuuity, the industry's first Big Data application fabric, today announced the appointment of Tom Leonard as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Business Development. In his new role, Leonard will drive company growth by building strategic relationships and alliances as Continuuity expands to meet increasing developer and enterprise demand for a Big Data Cloud Platform.
An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in enterprise software and related technology industries, Leonard previously served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Business Development for Pentaho, a leading business analytics company. Prior to Pentaho, Leonard was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at OpenSpan, a provider of desktop productivity improvements for Global 2000 companies. His career also includes a 3-plus year tenure at JBoss, where he joined as an early employee and held several key leadership roles at the company. He was also strategically involved in the $420 million acquisition of JBoss by Red Hat in April 2006. Earlier in his career, Leonard was senior vice president of OEM/ISV sales at Bluestone Software, where he played a key role in their $450 million acquisition by HP.
"Tom brings a proven track record of growing businesses and executing go-to-market strategies that will help Continuuity drive the new wave of Big Data application development," said Todd Papaioannou, co-founder and CEO at Continuuity. "As we continue to expand our team with the industry's top talent, Tom will help ensure the company accelerates key strategic partnerships and Global 2000 enterprise customer adoption worldwide."
"Continuuity enables developers to bring Big Data applications to life, slashing time to business value and allowing companies to monetize their data," said Leonard. "By providing developers with a development framework and application runtime for the Hadoop ecosystem, Continuuity will be recognized as the development, deployment and scale-out platform of choice for Big Data applications. Continuuity has an opportunity to be a market-moving, disruptive force across the Big Data landscape."
Continuuity offers a fully integrated developer experience, supporting Big Data application creation from prototype to production. Harnessing the full power of the Hadoop ecosystem, Continuuity's AppFabric platform features visually rich UIs, simple APIs, push-button deployment from the developer's local machine to the cloud and dynamic scalability to meet application demands.
Continuuity delivers the industry's first Big Data application fabric, fueling the next generation of Big Data applications by making it fast and easy for any developer to build, deploy, scale and manage Big Data apps. Built by developers for developers, Continuuity offers a unified experience across the entire application lifecycle from development to DevOps. Continuuity provides pre-packaged building blocks with higher level APIs, Datasets, tooling and documentation that make creating Big Data applications blazing fast. The cloud-based Continuuity AppFabric™, the next generation application serving platform, is built on top of Hadoop open source components and shields developers from the complexity of Big Data and cloud infrastructure. With visually rich UIs, elastic scalability at the touch of a button and push-button app deployment from the developer's local machine to the cloud, Continuuity shifts the focus from infrastructure creation to business value creation. Built by a team that has worked on and run some of the biggest, most sophisticated Big Data systems in the world, Continuuity is the future of Big Data application development. www.continuuity.com
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