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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 17:16

Basho Technologies hires API Expert John Musser as Vice President of Technology

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Big data business Basho expands the management team with ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser

Creator and developer of Riak KV and Riak TS, Basho, named John Musser as vice president of technology. Musser is the founder of ProgrammableWeb — the world’s leading directory of application programming interfaces (APIs) — and an acclaimed industry expert on APIs, software platforms and developer ecosystems. He brings deep insight into both the technical and business applications of APIs, including their increased importance, emergence of business models and technology trends. Musser will help drive product strategy and direction for the Basho family of products, which simplify enterprises’ most critical data management challenges.

“John is one of the foremost experts in an area that is critical to the future of making distributed computing accessible,” said Dave McCrory, CTO of Basho Technologies. “With the rise of the Internet of Things, the demand for Basho’s technology is even more pronounced as companies seek highly available and scalable solutions that enable the decentralized computing capabilities required to support the scale of today’s businesses. Musser’s knowledge is key to accelerating our leadership in offering a product that is operationally easy to support, and helping our customers quickly and efficiently extract valuable insights from their ever-growing mountains of data. We’re thrilled to have John join our leadership team.”

Musser brings three decades of leadership in various software development-focused positions where he has garnered a great deal of experience in building highly scalable and resilient software. He joins Basho Technologies from API Science, where he served as founder. Prior to API Science, Musser founded and led the ProgrammableWeb, a leading source of news and information about APIs, chronicling the evolution of the global API economy. Earlier in his career, Musser held technology leadership and consulting roles at leading firms such as Credit Suisse, MTV Viacom, AT&T Bell Labs, LivePerson, and consulted for clients including Google, Salesforce.com, Autodesk, and Microsoft.

“Basho’s technology is unmatched in the NoSQL arena,” said John Musser, incoming vice president of technology, Basho Technologies. “Its focus on operational simplicity and interoperability make it one of the standout leaders in IoT and digital economy computing solutions. I’m excited to build upon the company’s innovations to bring new areas of competitive advantage to enterprises worldwide.”

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