April 22, 2014 08:00 ET

Microsoft Principal Architect Joins GenieDB Leadership Team

Fast-Growing Geo-Distribution DBaaS Company Continues Momentum by Welcoming Matt Peebles

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - GenieDB, a provider of a leading MySQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), today announced that it has appointed Matt Peebles to the position of Chief Architect to lead the product design of GenieDB's globally distributed MySQL service. With his database appliance leadership from DATAllegro and most recently as a Principal Architect at Microsoft, Peebles will use his extensive distributed database experience and strong leadership to deliver the innovative GenieDB vision to the marketplace.

"Matt's extensive technical experience in distributed relational database systems coupled with his knowledge of the Big Data and cloud platform space will be an asset to GenieDB," said Cary Breese, CEO, GenieDB. "His joining GenieDB will accelerate our growth and innovation as we expand our offering to meet the growing demand for distributed technologies. We're thrilled to bring Matt on board to help us deliver increasingly sophisticated and comprehensive technology to our customers worldwide." 

"I am excited to be joining the GenieDB Team," said Matt Peebles. "Businesses today are struggling to deploy private, public and hybrid cloud environments, where managing data across highly distributed infrastructures is becoming critical. GenieDB's ability to simply and reliably manage data across geographically distributed environments is ideally positioned to meet this growing demand for next-generation architectures. I look forward to working closely with the team to execute on this exciting vision."

Matt Peebles has over 20 years of software engineering experience and is a 10-year veteran in the distributed database industry, most recently serving as principal architect at Microsoft, working in the SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse group. He joined Microsoft with the acquisition of DATAllegro in 2008 where he was the VP of Engineering. At DATAllegro, Peebles built an agile engineering team and the massively parallel, shared nothing relational database appliance technology from the original prototype to acquisition.

GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL Database-as-a-Service technology allows organizations to build large scale, multi-region, multi-master, high performance applications with the benefits of geographical database distribution, continuous availability during regional outages, and better application response time for globally distributed users. To find out more about GenieDB, check out, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  

About GenieDB
GenieDB, Inc. provides the first database technology that enables enterprises to globally scale their existing MySQL applications without incurring the costs and pain associated with abandoning traditional database architecture. By dramatically simplifying the migration of enterprises into cloud-based infrastructures, GenieDB brings global scalability to the mainstream. GenieDB's innovative and patent-pending approach automates and optimizes how data is processed across global networks and clouds, providing readily accessible, local database performance on a global scale. GenieDB is available on Amazon Web Services, HP Cloud and Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace, and others and is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. Follow us on Twitter @GenieDB or visit us online at:

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