Greenplum Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner

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Greenplum honored for its groundbreaking G3 database, used by companies such as Reliance Communications, O'Reilly Media, Skype and Comcast to analyze terabytes of critical data.

Companies worldwide are experiencing rapid growth in data volumes, especially in the Internet, telecom, financial services and digital media sectors. Greenplum's customers rely on us to help them quickly and cost-effectively process terabytes of data and scale their systems as data volumes grow.

Greenplum, a leading provider of database software for business intelligence, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO Global 250 Winners. Inclusion in the AO Global 250 signifies major developments in the creation of new business opportunities in the global technology industries. Greenplum was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and other industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

"The AO Global 250 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the global technology markets," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services, and platforms that are driving the next phase of innovation and creating real value at an economically uncertain time."

Greenplum and the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies will be honored at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford scheduled to occur on July 22-24, 2008 at Stanford University. This two-and-a-half day executive event highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends disrupting the global technology industries, and features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases.

Greenplum has developed the world's fastest, most scalable database software for business intelligence. Built on a shared-nothing, massively parallel model, Greenplum G3 database is designed to handle extremely large and fast-growing data volumes - into the petabytes - and to scale cost effectively on commodity hardware as companies' data volumes expand. G3 enables companies to gain critical insights into their data and extend their competitive advantage in the market at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. G3 is being used by leading global companies such as Reliance Communications, Comcast, Skype and O'Reilly Media to manage and analyze terabytes of critical business information.

"Greenplum is honored to be named a winner in the AO Global 250 awards," said Bill Cook, CEO of Greenplum. "Companies worldwide are experiencing rapid growth in data volumes, especially in the Internet, telecom, financial services and digital media sectors. Greenplum's customers rely on us to help them quickly and cost-effectively process terabytes of data and scale their systems as data volumes grow."

The AO Global 250 was selected from over hundreds of companies, nominated by a panel of industry experts in the online technology, media, entertainment, enterprise and greentech sectors from around the world. A full list of all the AO Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/27959.

About Greenplum:
Greenplum is a data warehouse software company that has developed the world's fastest, most scalable database software for business intelligence. Designed to handle extremely large and fast-growing data volumes, Greenplum Database enables companies to gain critical insights into their data and extend their competitive advantage in the market at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Greenplum Database powers the Sun Data Warehouse Appliance and is being used by some of the leading companies in the world, including Reliance Communications, Comcast, Skype, AirTran and O'Reilly Media. For more information about Greenplum, visit http://www.greenplum.com.

About AlwaysOn:
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, OnHollywood, OnMedia, GoingGreen, NordicGreen, and Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print "blogozine". No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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