Greenplum Adds Senior VP of Engineering

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20-Year Software Engineering Veteran Ronaldo Amá Joins Greenplum to Oversee New Technical Developments of its Leading Database Software

We're pleased to welcome Ronaldo to the Greenplum team

Greenplum, a leading provider of database software for business intelligence, today announced that it has hired Ronaldo Amá as senior vice president of engineering.

Amá brings over 20 years experience managing software architecture, engineering and product development teams for leading IT organizations. Most recently, Amá served as vice president of the Information and Platform Services Product Group at Business Objects, a division of SAP. In that role, he led the engineering departments responsible for the BI platform, transversal engineering and on-demand initiatives. During his five-year tenure at Business Objects, Amá also served as vice president of Enterprise Information Management, overseeing an engineering team that delivered multiple releases of several key data integration products that helped support a new revenue stream of several million dollars.

"We're pleased to welcome Ronaldo to the Greenplum team," said Bill Cook, CEO of Greenplum. "Greenplum Database is rapidly being adopted worldwide by companies that can benefit from its ability to analyze massive quantities of data. Ronaldo's insights into managing large-scale software development projects will be invaluable in helping us improve the reach of our market-leading data warehouse software."

Previously, Amá served as director of rapid mart engineering at Acta Technology, which was acquired by Business Objects. Prior to Business Objects and Acta Technology, he also worked for Oracle, Sybase and Informix, where he assisted customers in the selection and deployment of technology to manage large-scale OLTP and Data Warehouse systems. He holds a MS in computer science from Stanford University and a BS in computer science from Unicamp in Brazil.

Greenplum Database is the world's fastest, most cost-effective database solution for analyzing large quantities of data. As data volumes explode, driven by a surge in Internet and wireless services and a mountain corporate and customer data, companies are increasingly faced with the task of collecting, analyzing and processing data into the petabytes and beyond. Greenplum Database uses a massively parallel model and commodity hardware to deliver massive-scale data analytics at breakthrough speeds - at a fraction of the cost of traditional data warehouse systems.

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 and our BI Database, visit


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