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Basho Technologies Joins the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)

Basho Seeks to Advance Awareness of Next-Generation Database Technologies, Enable Emerging Data Storage Providers and Data Consuming Organizations Through Participation in SNIA's Cloud Storage Initiative (December 20, 2011)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/11 -- Basho Technologies, the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies, today announced that it has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and will become a voting member of the Cloud Storage Initiative. The Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) represents a collective effort of industry leaders committed to driving the growth and success of the emerging cloud storage market.

The CSI's role in cloud is focused on the delivery of data storage as a service in private, hybrid, and public scopes. The initiative promotes awareness of cloud storage through education efforts for the vendor and user communities. The group is also helping to bring specifications and technical developments to international standards development organizations.

"We are excited to have Basho join SNIA and our Cloud Storage Initiative," said Wayne M. Adams, Chairman of SNIA's board of directors. "Basho's focus on low-latency, high-performance database technology for Web and mobile applications will provide an excellent addition to our growing list of SNIA member companies. We look forward to Basho's contributions to advance SNIA cloud standards, best practices and education for the global cloud storage community."

"Basho is pleased to participate in SNIA and the Cloud Storage Initiative," said Justin Sheehy, chief technology officer at Basho. "Basho understands the value of SNIA's mission to promote confidence in new storage architectures through education. Since our founding, we have worked to build systems that provide both the performance and availability that today's most demanding businesses need. We look forward to working with SNIA to illuminate the benefits of nontraditional databases in such environments, especially given the dramatic changes occurring in today's market. We hope that this work with SNIA can positively affect the enterprise IT community."

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at and

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile and e-commerce applications. Our flagship product, Riak, frees customer applications from the performance, scalability and availability constraints of traditional databases while reducing overall storage and support costs by up to 80 percent. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search and analytics, and to manage, store and stream unstructured data.

Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at

Basho Technologies is based in Cambridge, Ma, and maintains regional offices in San Francisco, CA and Reston, VA.

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