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Basho Named 2012 Network Products Guide Hot Company Award Winner

Information Technology Winners From All Over the World Honored in Las Vegas on May 8, 2012 (May 10, 2012)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/10/12 -- Basho Technologies, the leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that it has been named a Hot Company winner in Network Products Guide's 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners from all over the world were honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 during the 7th annual awards dinner and presentations.

Basho Technologies is experiencing strong worldwide growth in customer interest for Riak, its distributed database technology. With Riak, data can always be stored or accessed by an application or end-user, even during a server, network or data center failure. Basho's large user community and growing customer base, which includes Best Buy, Citi, Comcast and Yammer, provide evidence of Riak's strong adoption in the market. Recently, Basho expanded its product offering to capitalize on the growing customer demand for cloud storage with the release of Riak CS, which allows organizations to benefit from storage capabilities similar to Amazon S3 and to power their public and private cloud infrastructure.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

"For Basho to be named a winner of this esteemed award and to be listed among the leading companies in the IT industry showcases the innovative nature of Riak and the hard work and dedication of our product teams," said Don Rippert, CEO of Basho Technologies. "This recognition further validates our position as a company that provides a unique and proven capability to handle the onslaught of unstructured data that organizations are faced with today."

Basho's award this year is in great company, joining other 2012 winners, including Barracuda Networks, Bayshore Networks, Eloqua, Epicor Software, Qualcomm and Serena Software. Previous Hot Company award winners include many companies that are traded publicly today on Nasdaq or NYSE, including Crossroads, Demand Media, SPS Commerce, and Sourcefire.

For more information about the awards, including a full list of winners, visit

About Network Products Guide Awards

As the industry's leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables mutli-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at

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