PUNE, India, October 10, 2013 –
EnterpriseDB announces appointment of Ashutosh Sarkar as the Senior Director- Partner Sales and Alliances (India, ASEAN & ANZ)
EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, today announced the appointment of Ashutosh Sarkar as Senior Director- Partner Sales and Alliances for India, ASEAN and ANZ markets. The expansion of leadership in the region reflects the growing interest and demand among large technology companies and systems integrators for an alternative to costly, traditional database solutions.
Commenting on the new appointment, Sean Doherty, Vice President, Business Development and International Sales, said, “Systems integrators and large technology vendors play an important role in the region among governments and corporations. They’re interested in our ability to slash database costs and increase their profits when our products are part of their solutions. Ashutosh brings a compelling mix of business development and strategic partnership experience in the database industry. With Ashutosh now on board, we have a strong leader in place to expand our capacity to support our partners and forge new alliances.”
Ashutosh joined EnterpriseDB from C-Edge Technologies, where he held a similar role managing partner sales. Prior to that, he was an executive at Oracle. He held multiple leadership roles in strategic alliances and channel development in India and the APAC region at Oracle for nine years and was ultimately appointed Senior Director, Alliances. He joined Oracle after four years with IBM India. Ashutosh holds an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology and completed his post-graduate studies in international business at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
“I see a huge opportunity for EnterpriseDB as traditional vendors continue to pressure their customers with difficult licensing terms and high prices. EnterpriseDB gives technology partners an opportunity to create more cost-effective solutions for their customers and realize a greater return,” said Ashutosh Sarkar, Senior Director- Partner Sales and Alliances (INDIA, ASEAN & ANZ).
EnterpriseDB has recorded compounded annual growth of 84 percent in sales over the past two years with more than 100 customers in the Indian 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.
About EnterpriseDB Corporation
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.