InfiniDB Appoints Bob Wilkinson as CEO

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Company insider, Wilkinson, has Demonstrated Leadership, Strategic Vision, Technical Acumen, and Focus on Operational Execution throughout Career

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It is an exciting time for our company as our internal teams deliver industry-leading performing products and the market is recognizing the value of our Big Data analytics platform.

InfiniDB announced today the appointment of Bob Wilkinson as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Wilkinson joined the company in 2012 as vice president of engineering and added the role of chief operating officer in 2013. With a rich background in product development, engineering and computer science, Wilkinson works closely with InfiniDB customers and has a comprehensive understanding of the market requirements and demands.

Jack McDonnell, who served as CEO for the past eight months, will remain the company’s chairman of the board of directors. McDonnell commented, “Bob has demonstrated his leadership throughout his many responsibilities and roles at InfiniDB. He has proven his value with his strategic thinking and work aligning our products, go-to-market strategy and operations that are reflected in the recent achievements and results of the company. I am confident that the appointment of Bob as CEO is the right decision for the company and he will be a catalyst to our team achieving its potential.”

Prior to InfiniDB, Wilkinson served as vice president and chief technical officer for Tektronix Communications where he grew a world-class global development team and was instrumental in driving company product strategy and innovation. He holds a MS in Computer Science and BS in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.

“I am honored and eager to take on the role as CEO at InfiniDB,” said Wilkinson. “It is an exciting time for our company as our internal teams deliver industry-leading performing products and the market is recognizing the value of our Big Data analytics platform. We have an executive team that is setting aggressive goals that will push our organization - but I am confident in our team’s collective ability to execute-to-plan.”

Since the fall of 2013, the company has made several strategic changes and announcements that have resonated with its prospects and customers.

  •     Updated the licensing of its core platform to open-source GPLv2.0 license. This is a perfect complement for organizations turning to Hadoop and other emerging technologies that are seeking to experience Big Data analytics by scaling InfiniDB across multiple processing cores, servers and huge data sets without software licensing limitations.
  •     Launched three versions of the battle-tested, fourth generation, MPP, SQL –query engine. InfiniDB, InfiniDB for the Cloud, and InfiniDB for Apache™ Hadoop are high performance SQL query engines that have proven their ability to handle companies’ largest and most demanding data sets with a familiar MySQL interface that empowers entire organizations to get involved as Big Data developers, analysts and data scientists.
  •     Changed the company name to InfiniDB and secured new funding. The company name change and new round of funding signaled to the user community and the industry the support and commitment to the InfiniDB analytic data platform, and simplified and aligned the company and product branding.
  •     Demonstrated its performance leadership in open-source SQL-on-Hadoop. In an independent industry benchmark report, InfiniDB was able to handle the widest range of analytic queries and demonstrate dramatic performance improvements versus other competing technologies.

Wilkinson added, “Our immediate priorities will be to capitalize on technology strengths and augment our product portfolio, capabilities and means to drive market adoption where necessary. We continue to recognize the opportunities for the company and look forward to continuing to experience the exhilaration of tackling Big Data challenges with our customers.”

More InfiniDB can be found at http://www.infiniDB.co

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About InfiniDB
InfiniDB empowers organizations to solve problems and create new solutions with powerful Big Data analytics. The company’s platform is a fourth-generation massive parallel processing (MPP) column-oriented data technology that is known for its rapid implementation, simplicity and extraordinary value. InfiniDB, InfiniDB for the Cloud, and InfiniDB for Apache™ Hadoop® are built for today’s growing enterprise. These organizations demand speed, scale and efficiency in their analytics platforms where leveraging traditional and emerging data technologies, structures and architectures are required. InfiniDB products are licensed as GPL-2.0 with complementary consulting services, maintenance and support agreements.

For more information, to join the community, and download software, visit http://www.InfiniDB.co and follow @InfiniDB.

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