EnterpriseDB announces Shashank Thapliyal as Government Director in India

Date -2013-06-17 Location - PUNE, India Providers of PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB, announces appointment of Shashank Thapliyal as the Director in-charge of Government business in India

EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, recognizing India as a key market for the company, announced the appointment of Shashank Thapliyal as Director in-charge of Government business for India geography.

“The very fact that several mission-mode projects are rolled out by the Government pan-India on PostgreSQL is a testament to its performance and scalability. Now with Shashank joining us for the India geography, the Government business will see more traction, and I am sure that we will be able to make a difference in the way Government IT is being shaped with open source technologies,” Radhika Samant, CFO and ASEAN Lead at EnterpriseDB.

Shashank comes with extensive experience selling in the Indian government space. Prior to joining EnterpriseDB, he was the Country Manager for Government and Defense at Fujitsu, and had spent several years at Wipro before that handling senior leadership functions in Government Sales, Bid Management, etc.

“Mandate across Government to create participatory, transparent and collaborative environment that is available to all citizens, reinforcing citizen-centric government has resulted in various e-governance initiatives in India. Their need for completely supported, low TCO, open source technologies give an edge for EnterpriseDB and Postgres to make a mark,” says Shashank Thapliyal, Director Sales (Government Vertical) at EnterpriseDB India.

EnterpriseDB has recorded compounded annual growth of 84 percent in sales over the past two years with 100+ customers in the corporate and government sectors. The growth is attributed in a large part to e-Governance initiatives across the country and the increasing preference for open source technologies with enterprise class support.

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EnterpriseDB, based in Bedford, MA, is the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services. Used by thousands of business and government customers globally, EnterpriseDB delivers the industry’s best price-performance in a relational database. Employing some of the most innovative members of the PostgreSQL Community, EnterpriseDB builds upon 25-plus years of development to provide companies a proven, secure and feature-rich alternative to costly traditional databases. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus family of products includes the open source community PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus Advanced Server with Oracle database compatibility, a Database-as-a-Service with its Postgres Plus Cloud Database and enterprise management and monitoring tools. Founded in 2004, EnterpriseDB is backed by Charles River Ventures, Volition Capital (formerly Fidelity Ventures), Valhalla Partners and strategic investors including Red Hat, IBM, NTT and KT.