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Exasol Names Andreas Walter General Manager of North America and Asia Pacific Regions

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Exasol, the high-performance analytics database, today announced it has named Andreas Walter General Manager of its North America and Asia Pacific (APAC) territories. Andreas – a proven global sales leader with deep analytics and data management expertise – previously held senior leadership roles at SAP, Teradata and Qubole. Throughout his 20-year career in technology sales, Andreas has successfully defined and executed global sales strategies that showcase his passion for next-generation analytics and data management solutions.

Andreas joins Exasol at an important period in its growth trajectory. The Company went public earlier this year and has continued to grow impressively year-on-year in the highly promising Big Data and Business Analytics market, which was valued at $168.8 billion in 2018 and forecast to grow to $274.3 billion by 2022 by Statista. Exasol’s impressive technology, the deep know-how of its human capital, and its solid customer base, which includes blue-chip Fortune 200 companies, have all contributed to Exasol’s realized expanded market share across all key regions, including North America and APAC.

“I am excited to join Exasol at a time when customers not only need lightning-fast analytics but also enterprise-grade technology that supports leading Business Intelligence tools and a robust product stack built especially for data-intensive industries,” said Andreas. “Customers are also gravitating to our platform because they can use it on-premise or in the Cloud – a powerful freedom of choice option that is particularly appealing during these challenging times.”

Based out of Silicon Valley, Andreas will drive sustainable growth, expand and manage sales teams as well as build a strong network of partners in both regions.

“Throughout my 20-year global sales career in data and analytics, I have learned that one size does not fit all when it comes to enterprise analytics,” continued Andreas. “Customers seek more customized approaches and want a partner that supports them at every stage of their data management journey.”

Exasol CEO Aaron Auld echoed Andreas’ sentiments and stated that customers are gravitating to Exasol’s unparalleled performance, ease of use and freedom of choice across cloud and on-premise options.

“We have only just scratched the surface across the North American and APAC regions. I believe we are well-positioned to drive greater, sustained growth in those key markets. Having a proven sales leader like Andreas will help us achieve that goal,” said Aaron Auld.

Prior to joining Exasol, Andreas was senior vice president of sales at Qubole, a leading Big Data Activation PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) provider, where he led a global team of sales professionals across North America, United Kingdom and Singapore. Before that, he served as vice president of sales, Database and Data Management for SAP, where he was responsible for revenue growth of the SAP HANA and SAP Cloud platforms. Previously, he was vice president of sales for Teradata, where he managed sales teams serving strategic customers and prospects in the high-tech manufacturing sector.

About Exasol

The Exasol high-performance analytics database is built to run faster than any other database, delivering next-level performance, scale and ease of use. Analyze billions of rows in seconds; run high-performance analytics securely in the cloud or on-premise; deliver frictionless analytics with self-indexing that automatically tunes performance; and scale out analytics for one transparent price.

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