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Speedb Ramps Up Growth By Appointing Data Industry Veteran to its Executive Team

Chip Ernst to expand sales, spearhead OEM partnerships as demand for better data engines soars; helping deliver scale-out performance for high capacity datasets, cost-effectively

Speedb, maker of a next-generation data engine that helps organizations evolve their hyper-scale data operations, has named Chip Ernst to its executive team as vice president of US sales – the company’s first sales leader since emerging from stealth in December 2021. As developers struggle with cloud-scale applications that can’t perform, the appointment of Ernst will enable Speedb to reach more organizations that are looking to deploy modern-day data engines in their architectures – data engines that are purpose-built for today’s massive, hyper-scale data operations.

“Speedb is at the vanguard of a changing hyper-scale industry, where software-only technology removes the capacity, scale and performance limitations of existing solutions. Chip will help us take our company, and the entire market, to the next level.”

Based in Boston, Chip Ernst brings over 20 years of experience in building global sales teams from the ground up, and driving strategic partnerships at both deep-tech startups and large multinationals. He joins Speedb from Lightbits Labs, where as vice president of strategic sales, he drove US enterprise business development efforts and helped build highly scalable sales practices, while also overseeing its indirect channels program. Previously Ernst served as vp of sales and business development for Reduxio (now Ionir), where he opened the US Northeast market and achieved the company’s first sales, before leading its worldwide sales organization.

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Earlier Ernst served as executive director of strategic alliances at Turbonomic (acquired by IBM), and founded and ran a successful technology service provider in Amsterdam that provided data processing services in the EMEA market. Ernst also held senior business development roles at NetApp and General Electric.

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Speedb’s appointment of Ernst comes at a time when skyrocketing metadata volumes threaten application performance and when massive, hyper-scale data operations are pushing the limits of existing data engine capabilities. Seed funded by Hyperwise Ventures, Speedb is revolutionizing the Key Value Store (KVS) market with a next-generation data engine that is delivered as a drop-in RocksDB-compliant embeddable solution. Speedb enables RocksDB users to meet their most demanding data needs without making any changes to their applications. In doing so, RocksDB users can achieve limitless scale and performance, without compromising storage capacity and agility.

The Speedb offering is so compelling that recently Speedb has announced a strategic partnership with Redis, where Redis will offer Speedb’s enterprise-grade data engine technology as an option to its customers with large deployments of Redis on Flash.

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Speedb’s extensible technology is suitable for a wide range of web-scale applications including write-intensive databases, AI/ML, IoT and 5G applications. The company has strategic alliances with other OEMs to improve user scalability, performance and cost on their platforms.

“We welcome Chip Ernst as our first sales leader, and are eager to leverage his proven skills to accelerate our growth ramp as we help more developers fill the missing link in their modern data center architectures,” said Adi Gelvan, CEO & co-founder of Speedb. “Speedb is at the vanguard of a changing hyper-scale industry, where software-only technology removes the capacity, scale and performance limitations of existing solutions. Chip will help us take our company, and the entire market, to the next level.”

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