SOURCE: Pepperdata


November 18, 2015 11:00 ET

Pepperdata Names Ed Colonna VP of Marketing & Business Development

Veteran Product and Marketing Exec Will Drive Strategy for Broadening Customer Adoption of Pepperdata to Meet Demand for Scaling Clusters on Hadoop

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2015) - Pepperdata, the leader in real-time cluster optimization, today named Ed Colonna as vice president of marketing and business development. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing, product strategy and business development, in both private and public companies, Colonna will broaden Pepperdata's already successful go-to-market efforts to help companies effectively scale Hadoop across shared infrastructure environments.

Pepperdata software, which installs in less than 30 minutes on existing Hadoop clusters with no modifications to the scheduler, workflow, or jobs, helps customers meet production SLAs for real-time applications in multi-tenant Hadoop environments. Pepperdata already powers some of the world's largest Hadoop clusters, with customers in the consumer electronics, media, finance, telecommunications and energy segments.

"Ed has a proven track record in driving substantial growth at early-stage enterprises, and this new role demonstrates that Pepperdata is ready for its next phase of growth," said Sean Suchter, CEO and co-founder, Pepperdata. "His expertise will help build the Pepperdata brand, spur revenue growth, and lead our team as we bring predictability and reliability to distributed computing environments in supporting the use of Hadoop."

"With dynamic cluster optimization and Quality of Service guarantees from Pepperdata, big data use cases are rapidly moving from back office research clusters to mission critical applications supporting operational processes," said Ed Colonna, VP of marketing and business development, Pepperdata. "I am very excited to join Pepperdata and scale its go-to-market efforts to meet this exploding business demand."

Before Pepperdata, Colonna held senior leadership positions with leading technology companies including PeopleSoft, Extensity, Mercury Interactive and nCircle. Colonna has designed and executed award-winning product campaigns and go-to-market strategies for the Cloud, Security, Application Performance Management (APM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market segments.

About Pepperdata
Pepperdata is the leader in real-time cluster optimization. Our software brings predictability to multi-tenant, production Hadoop environments for the first time. While Hadoop and YARN focus on getting jobs up and running on the cluster, Pepperdata monitors and controls hardware usage in real time so that customers can meet SLAs, increase throughput, and improve visibility.

Many of the world's largest companies trust Pepperdata software to make thousands of decisions a second to ensure that their applications get the performance they need. With Pepperdata, there's no more manual tweaking, tuning, or over-provisioning in a futile attempt to guarantee performance. The software installs in minutes, runs on your existing clusters, and is compatible with all major Hadoop distributions.

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