DataStax Appoints Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Andrew Feldman to Board of Directors
Feldman a Powerful Addition to Team as DataStax Disrupts Database Landscape.
SAN MATEO, Calif., October 9, 2012 – DataStax, the company that powers the apps that are transforming the enterprise, announced today that Andrew Feldman joined its board of directors. A veteran entrepreneur and investor who specializes in advancing products from inception to launch, Feldman is in an expert in supporting industry-leading companies by transforming customer needs into innovative products.
Feldman is former CEO of SeaMicro, a company he co-founded and sold to chip designer AMD for approximately $334 million in March 2012. SeaMicro builds energy-efficient, high-bandwidth servers that use a fraction of the power and space of standard servers, transforming the traditional data center in ways that help cope with the resource demands of big data.
“Andrew is not only an accomplished business strategist, but also an independent entrepreneur who has experience in a number of industry sectors, from server technology to capital investment,” said DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth. “His rich experience developing winning products and focusing on customers is a real asset to DataStax, as we continue to displace traditional relational database systems, and expand our market share.”
“DataStax is revamping the landscape in the database market in much the same way that SeaMicro is disrupting the server market – so naturally DataStax and I are a great fit,” Feldman said. “This is an exciting time for DataStax, which is enabling enterprises to outpace customer expectations and meet increasingly complex market demands.”
Feldman’s career spans executive leadership and entrepreneur-in-residence positions at organizations including U.S. Venture Partners, Force10 Networks, Riverstone Networks, Cabletron Systems and YAGO Systems. He has created, designed and delivered products that have sold in excess of $2 billion.
DataStax powers the apps that transform business for more than 200 customers, including startups and 15 of the Fortune 100. DataStax delivers a massively scalable, flexible and continuously available big data platform built on Apache Cassandra™.
DataStax integrates enterprise-ready Cassandra, Apache Hadoop™ for analytics and Apache Solr™ for search, across multiple data centers and in the cloud.
Top companies such as Adobe, HealthCare Anytime, eBay, and Netflix rely on DataStax to transform their businesses. Based in San Mateo, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information, visit http://www.datastax.com/ and follow @DataStax.