Calpont Appoints John W. Rutherford as Vice President of Business Development

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Software Business Development Veteran John W. Rutherford Joins the Calpont Team to Lead Growth of InfiniDB with Strategic OEMs and ISVs for Online Analytics

There is a particular interest across the cloud and online analytics market where companies need platforms that can scale as processing requirements and rapid data access demands grow.

Calpont Corporation, a leading provider of high-performance analytic databases today announced that John W. Rutherford has joined the company as vice president of business development. Mr. Rutherford brings two decades of software business development experience to Calpont and will be responsible for growing Calpont’s OEM business and cultivating relationships with ISV and strategic providers of online analytics that can benefit from InfiniDB’s columnar architecture for rapid and easy access to highly dimensional online data.

“John is a seasoned business development enterprise software executive who has been at the forefront of a number of major industry developments, spearheading growth for companies through OEM licensing agreements and partnerships with innovative, leading companies,” commented Jeff Vogel, CEO of Calpont. “Calpont has seen a rapid increase in the number of platform providers’ interest in InfiniDB where John’s experience and insights are expected to guide and develop the opportunities more fully. We are excited to have John join our team at Calpont and contribute to creating a more comprehensive and competitive solution for companies developing online analytics infrastructure with InfiniDB’s high-performance analytic database.”

Calpont InfiniDB is a column oriented database specifically designed for analytics. It continues to gain share in its target markets including a growing number of media and web analytics companies that require a high performing and scalable analytic data platform. Many of these are OEM and ISV companies that are strategically focused on embedding and bundling InfiniDB to enable next generation online data-centric business models and applications such as advertising, digital content and marketing attribution systems.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Calpont and be able to jump in and make an impact,” said John W. Rutherford, vice president of business development at Calpont. “Reviewing the market opportunity and the company’s products and technology, I see that the company is poised for explosive growth. There is a particular interest across the cloud and online analytics market where companies need platforms that can scale as processing requirements and rapid data access demands grow.”

Mr. Rutherford brings deep knowledge and strong relationships to his role at Calpont. Most recently, he was part of the executive team at Puppet Labs where he was responsible for developing relationships and corporate partnerships with cloud infrastructure providers. Prior to Puppet Labs, he was vice president of business development at MySQL where he created product integration and OEM channel distribution model with key technology companies Oracle, HP, Sybase and Sun. He has been involved with license development and strategic OEM relationships at technology innovators and industry leaders that include Oracle, IONA Technologies, Borland and Informix.

To find out more about Calpont and try InfiniDB for your analytic database needs, visit http://www.calpont.com .

About Calpont
Calpont Corporation is a provider of scalable, high-performance column-oriented analytic databases enabling ultra-fast, deep analysis of massive data sets. InfiniDB Enterprise is the emerging choice for demanding data warehouse, business intelligence, reporting, and analytic deployments. Known for its rapid implementation time, unmatched operational simplicity and extraordinary value, InfiniDB provides a proven solution for data-intensive businesses, including those in the software, online business, telecom, and social spheres. For more information, please visit http://www.calpont.com, join our community at http://www.infinidb.org, or follow us at http://www.twitter.com/calpont.

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