SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2016) - DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, today announced the appointment of David Waugh as senior vice president of market development, where he will be responsible for the strategy of, and execution into, new market opportunities. Most recently, Waugh was chief operating officer at AirVM where he was responsible for managing the daily operations of the business, including the sales, marketing, product management and customer success teams.

"David's vast experience working in leadership positions across operations, marketing, customer success, product management and product development, is critical to helping us define and refine our strategy and monitor market dynamics that will increase our success moving into new markets," said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax.

"We are in one of the most significant market opportunities in a very long time, with the intersection of big data, cloud and mobile, and DataStax is well-positioned to be tremendously successful and capitalize on the immense transition taking place," said David Waugh, senior vice president of market development, DataStax. "I am excited to bring my relevant leadership, expertise, and enthusiasm to DataStax, and help our customers build strategic cloud applications that will transform their businesses to win in this digital age."

Prior to his role as COO at AirVM, Waugh was also the company's chief product officer and helped establish a product management discipline and focus the organization's development and go-to-market efforts. Waugh's experience ranges from large public organizations to small startups, including Toushay where he was senior vice president of marketing and product management, focusing on the development and marketing of their mobile application and device management business, while managing the day to day operations of the business. Waugh also held various positions at Quest Software, including vice president and general manager of unified communications, vice president of SharePoint Solutions and vice president of product management, and helped build their Microsoft business from $7 million per year to more than $350 million per year. Waugh was also vice president of marketing at FastLane Technologies and Andyne Computing, and was a visiting lecturer at James Cook University in Australia teaching computer science courses while helping build the computer science department.

Waugh holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from The University of Western Ontario, Canada.

About DataStax
DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications that require data distribution across datacenters and clouds, by using our secure, operationally simple platform built on Apache Cassandra™.

With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax Enterprise is the database technology of choice for the world's most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit, Target and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit or follow us on @DataStax.

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