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Basho Named Finalist in 15th Annual Mass Technology Leadership Council Leadership Awards


July 24, 2012 - Cambridge, MA

Basho Technologies, the worldwide leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that it has been named a finalist in Mass Technology Leadership Council's (MassTLC) 15th Annual Leadership Awards in the category of Innovative Technology of the Year: Cloud Computing. The MassTLC Awards program spotlights the companies, people, and technologies that exemplify the best and the brightest in the Massachusetts technology community.

As a finalist in the cloud computing category, Basho is being recognized for its cloud storage platform Riak CS, a technology that has made a significant impact on the cloud computing market. This recognition follows Basho's recent announcement indicating that Yahoo! JAPAN's subsidiary, IDC Frontier, has committed to using Riak CS in the Japanese market, accelerating the availability of Basho's technology throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Riak CS (Cloud Storage) was introduced in March 2012 and was built to capitalize on the rapidly growing demand for highly-available and efficient cloud storage. The solution allows organizations to power their public and private cloud infrastructure with storage capabilities similar to Amazon S3 while also gaining flexibility and control.

"We're thrilled to be recognized by MassTLC as a Leadership Award finalist amongst some of the most notable companies in the Massachusetts tech scene," said Don Rippert, CEO of Basho Technologies. "Building on last week's strategic announcement with IDC Frontier in Japan, this nomination is further validation for Riak CS and its proven ability to serve as the cloud storage solution within public cloud platforms."

For this year's awards program, MassTLC created a judging panel of 55 executives, investors, analysts, media and thought leaders that were tasked to select finalists in the 16 award categories. The pool of finalists will be further narrowed over the coming weeks and the winners will be announced on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.

"This was a record year for the number of nominations received, making the selection process extremely competitive," said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of Mass Technology Leadership Council. "It's incredible to see all that is going on in the technology sector. The new award categories by cluster area opened up the door to shine a light on even more innovative solutions than in past years. It's an exciting time in tech."

Basho's award this year is in great company, joining other 2012 finalists, including EMC, Acquia and Entagen.

For more information about the awards, including a full list of finalists, please visit http://masstlcawards.org/.

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

MassTLC Helps Tech Leaders Get to Where They are Going, Faster The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests.

For more information about the MassTLC visit www.masstlc.org.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is available open source for download at http://wiki.basho.com/Riak.html. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho

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