BILLERICA, MA, September 20, 2010 – Vertica Systems, the leading provider of next-generation software platforms for real-time analytics, today announced the expansion of its presence in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) with the appointment of Vinay E. Samuel, vice president of Asia. Samuel will help continue the Company’s momentum, accelerate growth and build the business across the wider Asia area.
Samuel is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in operations, IT, business development, information management, finance and marketing. He has lead companies into new global markets while achieving revenue goals and planning metrics. Samuel’s background in introducing disruptive technologies to Asian companies allows him to seamlessly transition his experience to Vertica and provide immediate support in this market. His role at Vertica will be focused on growing and enhancing the Company’s presence in APJ.
Prior to joining the Vertica team, Samuel was the general manager of Asia Pacific for Netezza and vice president of Asia for Greenplum. He has experience introducing new technologies within a variety of industries including retail, telecommunications, banking and government. In addition, he has worked for NCR Teradata, GE Capital and was most recently CEO of GridMatics.
“Vertica already has a strong customer base in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ),” said Christopher Lynch, president and CEO of Vertica. “Having Samuel, who understands the data warehousing market in APJ, provides us with the ability to support the demand for Vertica’s real-time analytics in this important region of the world.”
The timing of Samuel’s appointment provides Vertica with the opportunity to continue its momentum and maintain leadership status in this expanding market. Released in February 2010, Vertica 4.0 supports companies located in all APJ countries.
“The Asia Pacific and Japan market is maturing quickly and as companies grow at a rapid speed, so is their data. As a result, companies will need real-time analytics so they can view and understand large amounts of complex data quickly and accurately,” said Vinay E. Samuel, vice president of Asia at Vertica. “My role at Vertica is dedicated to help educate the APJ market about the business benefits of real-time analytics, while expanding the Company’s presence here.”
Vertica Systems is the leading provider of next-generation analytics platforms enabling companies to monetize their data at the speed and scale necessary to deliver significant value to customers and shareholders. Vertica’s scalability and flexibility are unmatched in the industry delivering 50x-1000x faster performance at 30% the cost of traditional solutions. Vertica is used by customers worldwide including Verizon, Guess Inc., Zynga, Capital IQ, Mozilla and Comcast. Vertica’s North American headquarters is located in Billerica, MA.