SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - DataStax, the company that powers the apps that are transforming the enterprise, announced today that Andrew Feldman joined its board of directors. A veteran entrepreneur and investor who specializes in advancing products from inception to launch, Feldman is an expert in supporting industry-leading companies by transforming customer needs into innovative products.
Feldman is former CEO of SeaMicro, a company he co-founded and sold to chip designer AMD for approximately $334 million in March 2012. SeaMicro builds energy-efficient, high-bandwidth servers that use a fraction of the power and space of standard servers, transforming the traditional data center in ways that help cope with the resource demands of big data.
"Andrew is not only an accomplished business strategist, but also an independent entrepreneur who has experience in a number of industry sectors, from server technology to capital investment," said DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth. "His rich experience developing winning products and focusing on customers is a real asset to DataStax, as we continue to displace traditional relational database systems, and expand our market share."
"DataStax is revamping the landscape in the database market in much the same way that SeaMicro is disrupting the server market -- so naturally DataStax and I are a great fit," Feldman said. "This is an exciting time for DataStax, which is enabling enterprises to outpace customer expectations and meet increasingly complex market demands."
Feldman's career spans executive leadership and entrepreneur-in-residence positions at organizations including U.S. Venture Partners, Force10 Networks, Riverstone Networks, Cabletron Systems and YAGO Systems. He has created, designed and delivered products that have sold in excess of $2 billion.
DataStax is the provider of DataStax Enterprise, the only Big Data platform powered by Cassandra. We enable customers to run the applications that transform their business and do so in a continuously available architecture, even across multiple datacenters and the cloud. We are a fast growing software company with over 200 customers, ranging from startups to 15 of the Fortune 100. DataStax Enterprise not only delivers production-ready Cassandra, but also goes one step further by integrating the best of breed Big Data technologies, Apache Hadoop for analytics, and Apache Solr for search.
Based in San Mateo, DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital. For more information, visit http://datastax.com and follow @DataStax.