LONDON, UK — September 14, 2022 — Aerospike, Inc., the real-time data platform leader, today announced the appointment of Martin James as Vice President of EMEA. He is responsible for driving regional growth and meeting customer demand for Aerospike in today’s Right-Now Economy™.

James brings 25 years of database sector expertise to Aerospike. James joined the company from Percona, where he trebled the business in EMEA and APAC. Prior to Percona, he was regional Vice President for Northern Europe at DataStax, managing enterprise sales to achieve double-digit growth. For Aerospike, James will develop regional sales teams that meet the exacting SLAs of today’s data-driven enterprise.

Today, enterprises rely on mission-critical real-time applications to achieve business objectives. James will evangelize the Aerospike Real-time Data Platform to businesses seeking to build large-scale real-time applications that require predictable sub-millisecond performance at gigabyte-to-petabyte scale at an affordable cost.

Jim Lodestro, Chief Revenue Officer at Aerospike, said: “Martin brings decades of experience to the Aerospike team. His depth of experience in the UK/EMEA region and proven leadership ability will allow him to evangelize our Real-time Data Platform to businesses ready to modernize their data architectures. Now is an exciting time to lead the EMEA region as we extend our footprint across the UK and Europe.”

Recently, Aerospike announced a record first half of 2022. This follows the announcement of record sales of its Aerospike Real-time Data Platform in 2021. The company doubled its 2020 growth, tripled sales outside North America, and grew Aerospike Cloud Managed Service by 450%.

Aerospike debuted two powerful products in the second quarter:

  • Aerospike Database 6, which natively supports JSON and JSONPath queries to help developers build large-scale document-based applications.
  • Aerospike SQL Powered by Starburst, which delivers massively parallel, complex SQL queries on petabyte-scale data stored in Aerospike.

An enhanced Aerospike Developer Hub provides a Code Sandbox that allows developers to test-drive Aerospike 6 with no setup and provides easy access to interactive tutorials, sample code snippets, and training.


About Aerospike

Aerospike unleashes the power of real-time data to meet the demands of The Right Now Economy. Global innovators and builders choose the Aerospike real-time, multi-model, NoSQL data platform for its predictable sub-millisecond performance at unlimited scale with dramatically reduced infrastructure costs. With support for strong consistency and globally distributed, multi-cloud environments, Aerospike is an essential part of the modern data stack for Adobe, Airtel, Criteo, DBS Bank, Experian, PayPal, Snap, Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Trade Desk and Wayfair. A global company, Aerospike is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, Bangalore, and Tel Aviv.


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