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Walkie Talkie App Voxer Soars Past a Billion Operations per Day Powered by Basho Riak

Massive Growth During the Holiday Season Drives Voxer to the Top of App Store Charts (January 05, 2012)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/05/12 -- Basho Technologies, the leader in highly available, distributed data store technologies, and Voxer, the leading Walkie Talkie application for smartphones, announced today that Voxer continues to witness unprecedented adoption and usage with the high performance that enabled it to climb in application rankings and support more than a billion operations per day. During December 2011, Voxer was ranked at the top of its category on both the Apple App Store™ and the Android Market™. Voxer is built on top of Riak, a distributed NoSQL database, available open source, and designed for massive scale and continuous availability.

During the December 2011 holiday season, Voxer saw record-breaking user growth day after day, starting with a Thanksgiving weekend surge and continuing through the Christmas and New Year's holidays. To support this growth, the number of servers running Riak grew by 10 times, which required spanning multiple Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers, including Joyent, a Basho partner.

"Voxer has witnessed substantial growth as users discover the increased efficiency and fun of direct voice communication to their friends and colleagues," said Tom Katis, Voxer's CEO. "To meet the challenges of extraordinary scale, we needed to have extraordinary infrastructure. Riak has been a critical asset to Voxer, supporting growth from millions of daily operations to billions, practically overnight. Basho's support organization performs as an extension of our own technical staff."

"Basho is honored to be a key factor behind Voxer's growth and success," said Donald J. Rippert, president and CEO, Basho Technologies. "The opportunities for Voxer's continued growth are immense, from speeding decision-making and communication across large enterprises and government organizations, to helping family and friends stay closer. We look forward to continuing to serve as a long-term critical partner for Voxer."


For more information on Riak, visit http://basho.com/products/riak-overview/.

About Voxer

Voxer is a privately held company based in San Francisco and founded with a vision to make voice communications more useful. The team behind Voxer previously helped to build the Danger Sidekick and the Google Android platform. Voxer is a Walkie Talkie application for smartphones. With Voxer, you can send instant voice messages to one or more friends. Your messages are streamed live as you are talking, and your friends can either join you live or listen to the messages later. For more information visit http://voxer.com/.

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%. 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 basho.com/resources/downloads. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. For more information visit basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.

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

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