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Continuent Strengthens Executive Management Team: Appoints Ari Valtanen as Vice President of Products

Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, today announced that Big Data, in-memory and high availability database expert Ari Valtanen has joined Continuent as Vice President of Products and a member of its Board of Directors. A recognized business leader with an extensive portfolio of global start-up activities and executive responsibilities, Mr. Valtanen will help drive business growth by overseeing Continuent’s product management and engineering functions.

Prior to joining Continuent, Mr. Valtanen held numerous executive positions and launched several businesses, each aimed at bridging the gap between technology and people in order to attain business results. With expertise in software development, product management and technical sales across all platforms, his accomplishments include:

  • Co-founded Solid Information Technology Ltd. in 1992 where he was responsible for achieving profitability and growth prior to acquisition by IBM® in 2008.
  • As an IBM Software Group executive, led the integration of solidDB’s business and technology into the broad IBM portfolio post-acquisition. Additionally, oversaw IBM’s Big Data growth initiatives.
  • Created numerous, successful start-ups that drove technology breakthroughs for more than two decades.

“Continuent is in a very interesting and exciting intersection of open source, Big Data and cloud-based data management solutions. Ari brings a vast knowledge, deep expertise and a decade’s long passion for building leading-edge technologies for business-critical databases,” said Eero Teerikorpi, Chairman of the Board at Continuent. “We are thrilled to add Ari to our team and look forward to utilizing his operational leadership skills and his experience in data management and database technologies."

About Continuent

Continuent is a leading provider of database clustering and replication, enabling enterprises to run business-critical applications on cost-effective open source software. Continuent Tungsten provides enterprise-class high availability, globally redundant data distribution and real-time heterogeneous data integration in cloud and on-premises environments. Continuent customers represent the most innovative and successful organizations in the world, handling billions of transactions daily across a wide range of industries. For more information visit www.continuent.com, follow us on Twitter @Continuent or call (866) 998-3642.

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